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Get There Green - Kickoff

  1. 1. Get There Green Kick-off Webinar Presenters: Gretchen Gigley, Director of Education Joey Giunta, School Partnerships Manager
  2. 2. Small actions make a big difference.By participating in Get There Green, your school will be a 3 star Clean Air School!
  3. 3. Small actions make a big difference.GTG engages students in creating & implementing a “green” transportation plan. Get There Green engages high school students at three levels: 1. Educating students about pollution reduction related to their personal ‘green’ driving habits. 2. Creating and implementing a sustainable transportation plan for their school. 3. An introduction into the broader context of community transportation planning.
  4. 4. Small actions make a big difference.When do you plan to get started? When do you plan to get started? • First semester? • Second semester?
  5. 5. Small actions make a big difference.Get There Green guides students through answering the following questions. 1. Who are we? Inventory and assessment of transportation behaviors and facilities 2. What do we want to achieve? Project goals 3. How do we get there? Action plan 4. Take action! Implementation 5. How did we do? Evaluation 6. Tell us your story! Presentation
  6. 6. Small actions make a big difference.Step 1. Who are we? 1. Questionnaire or survey: identifies key issues, behaviors, attitudes, habits, and desires of the school community 2. Mapping: locates and identifies key resources and unique features of the built environment and transportation facilities/routes (such as the sidewalks and roadways, crosswalks, bicycle lanes, bike parking, etc). Useful templates for Step One: • Inventory and Assessment Template • School map (provided by The Clean Air Campaign) • Sample inventory maps • Sample survey questions
  7. 7. Small actions make a big difference.Step 2. What do we want to achieve? 1. What are the opportunities and challenges? What is the data telling you about what your school needs? Do different user groups have different needs? (i.e. parents vs.students. 2. Determine your long-term vision for your school this year? Where would you like your school to be in 5 years? Think big! 3. What is your project goal? Set a project goal that will help you achieve your vision. Useful templates for Step Two: • Project Vision and Goals Template • Key questions for creating a vision and goals.
  8. 8. Small actions make a big difference.Step 3. How do we get there? 1. Develop your action plan, including a customized week-long clean commute event. Be sure to consider potential partners: • School administrative team • PTA • other student groups • community organizations. 2. Submit your action plan to The Clean Air Campaign. When your action plan is complete, submit it to The Clean Air Campaign to receive your stipend. Useful templates for Step Three: • Action Plan Template • GTG icon PDF • Suggested committees • Key planning questions • Sample script to call donor. • Social Media Tools • Georgia teen carpool laws
  9. 9. Small actions make a big difference.Step 4. Take Action! You have worked hard to create a thorough action plan to serve as your project road map! Be sure to use it throughout the project. Make sure you DOCUMENT week-long clean commute event. Useful templates for Step Four: • Implementation Template
  10. 10. Small actions make a big difference.Step 5: How did we do? 1 Measuring the results of your project is critical to determining whether or not you’ve met your goal. What have you learned? What would you do differently? What is your definition of success? 2. Provide qualitative and quantitative data. Useful templates for Step Five: • Evaluation Template • Sample follow-up survey questions
  11. 11. Small actions make a big difference.Step 6. Tell us your story? Your presentation should include the following: 1. Definition of your transportation and air quality problem. 2. Description/rationale for your vision and goals. 3. Description of action plan, detailing the steps your team took to educate the school community, who your target audience was, how you implemented your action plan and how you measured your results. 4. Visual representations of key messages, promotions, including marketing materials, pictures, description of incentives. Useful templates for Step Six: • Presentation Template • Judging rubric • Presentation tips Prizes: • Trophies for the top 3 winners • Scholarships for top school and top student leader
  12. 12. Small actions make a big difference.Get There Green includes the following program tools: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MANUAL • Student Manual • Templates for each step • School site map with walking and biking zones (by request) • $150 incentive and marketing budget (after school completes and submits Step 3) • GTG stickers • GTG T-shirts
  13. 13. Small actions make a big difference.The OnAir social media platform helps students market GTG and quantify results. Using OnAir, students can: 1.Use our blog and social media channels to market their Get There Green program school-wide. 2.Measure results using the AirCreds logging tool. 3.Integrate technology into their program. 4.Use AirCreds to hold school-wide clean commute competitions. 5.Keep a Get There Green project diary in OnAir blog posts, to share their story with other interested schools. 6.Earn points in during end of year judging!
  14. 14. Small actions make a big difference. How can the Clean Air Schools team help? We can also: • Problem solve and brainstorm. • Review the outcomes of each step. • Help maintain enthusiasm and keep your team motivated. • Suggest ideas and provide resources throughout the process. The Clean Air Schools team will: 1. Visit your school in-person 2 times within the project period. 2. Conduct video conferences anytime with you or your students. 3. Answer questions via phone and email anytime.
  15. 15. These events may align with your Get There Green program! • October: National Children’s Health Month • Jan./Feb.: Teen T-shirt design competition • March 3-7: Spring Clean Commute Week • April 21-25: Earth Week • April 28: GET THERE GREEN PRESENTATIONS DUE
  16. 16. Small actions make a big difference.When do you plan to get started? When do you plan to get started? • First semester? • Second semester? Email:
  17. 17. QUESTIONS?