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WEBINAR:  Youth Engagement through Farm to School hosted by National Farm to School Network

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News

December 7 , 2018  11:00-Noon Pacific Time Farm to school initiatives across the country are changing the way young people view and consume fresh, local foods and interact with their community. This month’s focus on youth engagement through farm to school will highlight unique approaches and initiatives to engage youth in their communities and food systems and empower youth to be leaders and active voices in the farm to school movement. Join us for the webinar to hear speakers from as they discuss initiatives, best practices, resources and more to boost youth engagement in farm to school....

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Support OGS through Holiday Give – a BottleDrop Fundraiser!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in News

Support OGS through Holiday Give – a BottleDrop Fundraiser!

You can request to have a BlueBag sent to you, FREE OF CHARGE, to collect redeemable bottles and cans on behalf of Oregon Green Schools.

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

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 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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Back to School News from Eco-Schools USA!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in News

Back to School News from Eco-Schools USA!

Welcome back to school! As you’re planning your class activities this fall, don’t forget that as an Oregon Green School you are automatically registered in the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program. If you haven’t already taken advantage of this opportunity to receive reciprocal status and a certificate with Eco-Schools USA at the Bronze Award level or higher, contact NWF’s Oregon Education Coordinator, Morgan Parks at parksm@nwf.org or 503-616-3613 for more information. News: Check out the Eco-Schools USA September...

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DEQ Materials Management Grants Open to Public Universities, Colleges, and Public Schools for Food Waste Prevention Projects

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in News

Release Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will award $600,000 for state-wide materials management project and planning grants in 2017. This total includes $100,000 in funds provided by Metro to fund edible food rescue projects in the Portland metropolitan area. A separate $50,000 will be awarded for micro-grants for reuse/repair workforce development. Applications for planning and project grants must be received by DEQ by Friday, Sept. 15. Applications for reuse/repair workforce development are due by August 25. In addition to...

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Upcoming Workshops and Summer Camps

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in News

Intro to Placed-Based Education Design Saturday, June 17 9:00am – 4:00pm Southwest Charter School 640 SW Bancroft St, Portland This is an opportunity for educators to learn about placed-based education and potentially bring it into their classrooms with ongoing support from our expert teachers. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education so we are able to offer a stipend and mileage reimbursement as well as resource materials and ongoing mentorship to public school teachers. • Part 1: The initial workshop will give participants an intro to...

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Grants & Contracts Coordinator Position for Outdoor School Grant Program

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

  The OSU University Administrative Business Center is recruiting for a full-time Grants and Contracts Coordinator for the Outdoor School grant program. The position is based at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The recruitment closes June 5, 2017.  Apply online via OSU’s jobs postings at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/42864  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator is a key member of the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) financial team.  At the direction of the OSU Extension Service Director (Director), this position manages the Outdoor School grant...

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New Pathways Coming This Fall for Eco-Schools USA Award

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

  Watersheds, Oceans and Wetlands (WOW) Pathway Watersheds, Oceans and Wetlands (WOW), focuses on the unique needs and concerns of water outside of the school building. Schools can address any or all of the sub-pathways within WOW to receive recognition when applying for an Eco-Schools USA award. Now more than ever, it is critical to connect students to water, specifically the important role it plays in human and wildlife health and food systems as well as the role it plays in a community’s recreational activities and economy. Whether students live on or near the coast or...

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National Wildlife Federation/Eco-Schools USA is Recruiting for AmeriCorps Member

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

The National Wildlife Federation is currently recruiting for our next AmeriCorps Member for the Sept 2017-July 2018 service term. Please see link below for the position description for an Education and Outreach Coordinator with National Wildlife Federation and Association of Northwest Steelheaders at their Milwaukie office. This position works on a variety of activities including: Family Fish Camp Fish Eggs to Fry Program (raising salmon/trout in the classroom) Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats Garden for Wildlife – Certified Wildlife Habitats Supporting and participating on...

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Oregon Green Schools 2017 Summit Huge Success!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in News, Summit Showcases

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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