Posts by Oregon Green Schools

Oregon Green Schools 2017 Summit Huge Success!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News

Oregon Green Schools 2017 Summit Huge Success!

The 21st  annual summit of certified Oregon Green Schools took place at the Western Mennonite School in Salem on April 14, 2017, and was attended by 28 schools from across the state.  This day of learning was a huge success and was made possible with the generous support from our haulers and event sponsors. Elementary and middle school students started the day with a welcome assembly to set out the goals for the summit and received words of encouragement from Oregon Green Schools Chair Laurel Bates. Students and their teachers then broke up into smaller groups and attended a Green Schools...

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Oregon Schools Awarded Subaru Garden Kits

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News

Oregon Schools Awarded Subaru Garden Kits

Area Subaru Retailers, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, are pleased to announce the following schools have been awarded garden kits for their schools. Each participating Subaru retailer was matched with a school in its area to provide the four basic elements that all wildlife needs to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise their young.  Schools will also receive an instructional video that will teach educators and students how they can help reverse the decline of wildlife in their local communities as well as garden supplies and native plants to create their own...

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Congratulations to Sexton Mountain’s Walking School Bus

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News

Congratulations to Sexton Mountain’s Walking School Bus

Article and photo from the Oregon SRTS April Newsletter. Washington County Department of Health and Human Services is honoring Sexton Mountain Elementary’s Walking School Bus at their 15th Annual Public Health Awards. They won the Public Health Ambassador Award for their Walking School Bus program that has been running every Thursday for the past 7 years. Every Thursday each participating student (sometimes over 350) walk an extra mile where they practice safe pedestrian skills, gain confidence and arrive to school on time and ready to learn. Beaverton School District produced this how-to...

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Welcome to the Better Burger Challenge!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News

Welcome to the Better Burger Challenge!

Article and Infographic provided by Friends of the Earth. Turning Green and Friends of the Earth have recently launched the Better Burger Challenge—a new initiative that aims to transform the iconic resource-intensive American hamburger into a force for better health, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and opportunity for independent family farmers and ranchers. Our goal is to grow the market for better, grass-fed and organic beef by educating and working with our members, student activists, and allies to make a grass-fed better burger. We are asking chefs, restaurants and...

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How Greener School Lunches Can Help Fight Climate Change

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News

How Greener School Lunches Can Help Fight Climate Change

By Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D. Cook This post was originally published on the Green Schools National Network’s website. As schools and youth become leaders in greening efforts nationwide, an inspiring story from Oakland, California suggests a critical new arena where schools can make a big difference in tackling climate change: the cafeteria. A new case study of Oakland Unified School District by Friends of the Earth shows that schools can make lunches healthier and more climate-friendly while saving money—by eating less (and better) meat and dairy, and switching to...

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