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September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in News

Welcome back to a new school year! We hope you had a wonderful summer, and that you are ready to dive back in to a new year of greening our schools. At Oregon Green Schools, we are excited about the new school year, and will have many suggestions for your schools this year. Please check in often for news on our website, and watch for the monthly newsletter. If you have questions, comments, or ideas, please connect with us! Send us a note at mail@oregongreenschools.org. We would love to hear from you! Read more...

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You shop. Amazon gives. To OGSA.

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in News

You shop. Amazon gives. To OGSA.

You can support Oregon Green Schools every time you shop through AmazonSmile! You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Click here to shop and support Oregon Green...

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Educational Resources Available

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in News

Educational Resources Available

        From the Environmental Education Association of Oregon January 3, 2018 Newsletter Sisbro Studios (a sister/brother team; zoologists turned filmmakers) create children’s films, television, music, books and live performances. They have shared the following links to free, watchable videos that can be used with kids. Oyster Experiment — what do oysters do for the ocean? This is a short segment from a PBS KIDS series called Splash and Bubbles made by filming a 3rd grade classroom in Oregon! My Haggan Dream (My Sea Turtle Dream) This is a short film...

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Grants and Awards Available

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in News

Grants and Awards Available

        From the Environmental Education Association of Oregon January 3, 2018 Newsletter NEW! The Small Projects and Community Events (SPACE) Program: grants to support conservation projects, conservation education, and community events that promote natural resource conservation. Must benefit citizens of the East Multnomah SWCD. Applications due the 15th or each month. Learn more at https://emswcd.org/grants-and-cost-share/. The Oregon Community Foundation – ​Community Grant Program:   Applications due Jan 15; board decision in May. Apply...

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Events and Education Opportunities

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in News

Events and Education Opportunities

        From the Environmental Education Association of Oregon January 3, 2018 Newsletter Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summit – Two day conference with workshops, speakers, resources and opportunities to connect with other farm to school and school garden stakeholders! Jan 25-26 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR. Registration closes Jan 14. Learn more and register!  2018 Idaho Environmental Education Conference – Re-Discover your WOW Through the Confluence of People and Place – Lewiston, Idaho, March 2-3  Registration opens Jan...

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Happy New Year from Oregon Green Schools

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in News

Happy New Year from Oregon Green Schools

2017 was a great year for Oregon Green Schools. We celebrated 20 years of greening schools across Oregon; received a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to help bring green teams into rural schools through our Sustainability Captain Program; completed our Strategic Plan, and started a YouTube Channel! 2017 also saw our long-time chair Laurel Bates, and past-chair Bailey Payne, move on from the Board (though they are both still Regional Coordinators and very active with Oregon Green Schools!), which ushered in Jackie Wilson, Regional Coordinator for Bend-area schools and...

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Donate to OGS Just by Scanning Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in News

Donate to OGS Just by Scanning Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Did you know you can support Oregon Green Schools just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card? All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. Whenever you use your Rewards Card, you will be helping OGS earn a donation from Fred Meyer.  Just visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and click ‘Link your Rewards Card Now’.  Search by typing in Oregon Green Schools or the number...

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Using social media to rescue unused food

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in News

Using social media to rescue unused food

From Pamplin Media, November 7, 2017 Waste Not Food Taxi is connecting the dots between food waste and hunger. “Susie Snortum launched her effort in January 2016, and soon after was immediately invited to revamp the Fork It Over program in Beaverton schools, which had fallen dormant. Food donations from Beaverton schools reached record volumes between January and June 2016, at more than a ton of food picked up each week. Now all Beaverton schools participate, and she’s in talks with Portland Public Schools about starting pickups districtwide there.” Click here to read full...

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Newport Elementary and Newport Middle Schools Going Quite Green!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in News

Newport Elementary and Newport Middle Schools Going Quite Green!

From News Lincoln County http://www.newslincolncounty.com/archives/193477 Sam Case Elementary and Newport Middle Schools are becoming a darker shade of green thanks to the help of state and local agencies aiming for greater recycling among Lincoln County Schools. The Oregon Departent of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management Program has awarded $10,539 to the Lincoln County Solid Waste District who is joining forces with Thompson’s Sanitary Service, LCSD schools, and Sodexo to prevent food waste, create composting programs and provide education about sustainable practices at Sam...

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Meat of the Matter: A Municipal Guide to Climate-Friendly Food Purchasing

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in News

Meat of the Matter: A Municipal Guide to Climate-Friendly Food Purchasing

Municipalities across the country are stepping up to fight climate change, but for most, a key strategy has been missing from the menu of solutions: climate-friendly food purchasing.  Meat and dairy generate more global greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, yet reducing the consumption of animal products through institutional purchasing remains a largely untapped yet highly effective, cost-saving approach to mitigating climate change while promoting public health. This guide, created by Friends of the Earth and the Responsible Purchasing Network, describes...

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News from Centennial Elementary School

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in News

Bradley Barnhart, Custodian and Green Team Coordinator for Centennial Elementary School in Springfield, Oregon, sent us this great update of all the fun and activities he and his Green Team have been working on this fall. We’d love to hear from more of our Oregon Green Schools about what you’ve been up to, too, so feel free to send us updates and we’ll share with everyone in our Green School network! From Bradley: I wanted to share with you our Green Team activities held at our school on ‘America Recycles Day’ Nov. 15th.  We held the only event registered...

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Grants and Upcoming Events

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News

Get the funding you need to launch your conservation project. East Multnomah Soil and Watershed Council’s annual grant cycle for the 2018 Partners in Conservation (PIC) grants program is coming up. Applications are due by 4pm on Thursday, December 15th this year. In order to be eligible for funding, projects or events must be located within the District service area (all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents. Projects must show a clear public benefit in one or more of the following: habitat restoration or watershed health, soil erosion...

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