Posts by Oregon Green Schools

Free Webinar: Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in News

Free Webinar: Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools

FREE WEBINAR: Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools – Lessons from the Cafeteria Line Features speakers from Washington Green Schools! Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST Register here for this webinar School food invokes memories of cafeteria lines, pizza and cartons of milk. What most of us didn’t pay attention to or don’t remember was the amount of wasted food (food that could be eaten by someone else if recovered) and food waste (food that is inedible or has been partially consumed and could be composted) created in school cafeterias. In this webinar,...

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March 27th: Save the Date, Save the Butterflies!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in News

March 27th: Save the Date, Save the Butterflies!

Butterfly Heroes 2017 is coming and we want your school to be the first to know! The monarchs still need our help! As part the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program, Butterfly Heroes seeks to bring awareness to their declining population and by taking the pledge, your school can help create new habitats for monarch butterflies. Supplies are limited so be the first to take the pledge on March 27th to order kits for your class. Garden Starter kits include native milkweed seeds, gardening tips, Ranger Rick Nature Notebook and directions to grow or expand your habitat...

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School Garden Project Promotes Inclusive Learning

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in News

School Garden Project Promotes Inclusive Learning

School Garden Project seeks to promote inclusive learning opportunities with release of Increasing Inclusion in School Gardens, A Resource Packet for Garden Educators. The garden education team at the School Garden Project of Lane County (located in Eugene, OR) set out on a mission to increase inclusion in school garden settings. With the financial support from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation, they met with local special education teachers, received training in inclusion practices and Universal Design, and worked collaboratively to re-think and revise teaching practices, curriculum,...

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Fire Up Your Feet!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News

Fire Up Your Feet!

Oregon Safe Routes to Schools Announces New Spring Activity Challenge Awards The Safe Routes to School National Partnership makes it easy for your school to get motivated to be active when you participate in the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge! It’s free to participate, and your school could win cash awards to support walking, biking, and physical activity programs. When? May 2017 Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day Award: If your school is participating in Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day on May 10th, 2017, track your activity for a chance to win! Schools tracking any form of active...

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Win a Free Garden – Driven Straight to Your School!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News

Win a Free Garden – Driven Straight to Your School!

The National Wildlife Federation and Eco Schools USA are teaming up with Subaru of America for the 2017 Subaru Loves the Earth program and your school can win! In celebration of Earth Month in April, hundreds of Subaru retailers across the country will be displaying a trunk full of items that show how important (and easy!) it is to create a garden that attracts and supports wildlife — and these elements could be yours, free! Each participating Subaru retailer will deliver the garden elements straight to your school for your installation! Five lucky schools will also win an educational...

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