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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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Help Support Oregon Green Schools Through the BottleDrop!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in News

Help Support Oregon Green Schools Through the BottleDrop!

The Oregon Green Schools Association has signed up with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Corporation to receive donated bottles and cans.  If you live near one of the BottleDrop facilities, you can help support Oregon Green Schools by following these simple steps: Send Oregon Green Schools an email with your address and ask us to mail you some blue bags:  mail@OregonGreenSchools.org Fill the bag(s) with bottles/cans that have an Oregon deposit value. When full, drop the bags off at a...

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Cascade Mountain School Announces 2017 Camp Line-Up

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in News

Cascade Mountain School Announces 2017 Camp Line-Up

Cascade Mountain school is excited to share their 2017 line-up of summer camps and adult & family workshops with you! They’ve got favorite standbys, like MacGyver day and MacGyver overnight camps and a college-credit science course for high school students. They’re also offering new camps, like primitive skills for little ones and soul school for high school & gap year students. They’re also offering introductory backpacking courses for middle school students. They’ve also expanded their Trout Lake day camp offerings to include full-day camps running from 9 am...

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Hallinan Elementary Knows Green

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in News

Hallinan Elementary Knows Green

The Hallinan Elementary Green Team (and Premier Level Oregon Green School) was featured in the Lake Oswego Review this week! Click here to read the full story.

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2017 Annual Summit – Save the Date!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News

2017 Annual Summit – Save the Date!

2017 Oregon Green Schools Summit SAVE THE DATE! Friday, April 14, 2017 Registration Opens February 2017  About the Summit The 21st annual meeting of certified Oregon Green Schools will return to the Western Mennonite School on Friday April 14, 2017, 9045 Wallace Road Northwest, Salem, OR 97304. Schools with active Oregon Green Schools certification are invited to bring 4 students and 1 chaperon. Costs for a classroom substitute teacher and travel expenses will be generously covered by each school’s garbage/recycling hauler. The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state...

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School Lab Cleanouts Available in Portland-Metro Area

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News

School Lab Cleanouts Available in Portland-Metro Area

The DEQ is offering schools free lab clean outs in the spring and Kimberly Taylor of Metro working with them to identify schools in the Portland area to take advantage of the opportunity. This is a great way to make schools safer for students and teachers and to help protect the environment from potentially harmful chemicals. Many high schools and middle schools across the US have large surpluses of chemicals from the early 1960’s that are potentially dangerous, often unlabeled and unusable, and that desperately need to be disposed of properly! The clean outs are designed to be...

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Try Your Luck at the KidWind Challenge

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News

Try Your Luck at the KidWind Challenge

Think you or your class has what it takes to build the most efficient, functional, and innovative wind turbine? Learn how to teach about wind energy and other renewables in your classroom, then try your luck at the KidWind Challenge! NEED HELP TEACHING ABOUT WIND? We offer FREE workshops for teachers to get everything they need to teach about wind energy and prep students for the Challenge, which is open to all K-12 educators in the region, AND you’ll be provided with over $150 of materials, such as science kits and standards-based curriculum. READY TO COMPETE IN A CHALLENGE? •...

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Wind Energy Resources for the Classroom

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in News

Wind Energy Resources for the Classroom

Wind Energy Overview The Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, funds cutting-edge research to help the United States develop premier wind energy innovations. Wind power is one of Americas best options for low-cost, carbon-free renewable energy. It combats climate change, supports more than 88,000 U.S. jobs and grew to nearly 74 gigawatts of total installed wind capacity in 2015. That’s enough electricity to power more than 19 million homes per year! How does a wind turbine work? So how do wind turbines make electricity? Simply stated, a...

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