Schools #3 Greening Your Schools - The Green TeamPresentation Transcript
THE GREEN TEAM An Environmental Club for Massachusetts Schools www.thegreenteam.org A Program of The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs and The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Administered by the Center for EcoTechnology www.cetonline.org
What is The Green Team? The Green Team is an interactive educational program that empowers Massachusetts students and teachers to help the environment and slow climate change through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, pollution prevention and energy conservation. The Green Team provides resources free of charge to teachers to reduce waste and save energy in their schools, homes and communities. The program also rewards classes that successfully complete one or more of the suggested activities.
Hard to initiate programs
It takes just one
Parents getting involved
Green Team has effective tools
Great for large or small, new or old programs
2010-2011 School Year :
297 Classes, 227 Schools
60,764 participating students with 147,974 students at these schools
Benefits of joining The Green Team: Help the Environment: By recycling, composting and reducing pollution, help conserve natural resources, preserve open space, and keep our air and water clean. Receive Educational Materials: Classes will receive a poster, achievement stickers, lesson plans and other resources. Be Inspired and Help Others: Through periodic email updates and announcements. Use Green Team Activities to Teach Skills Tested on the MCAS: Lesson plans and activities are aligned with Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Science and Technology/Engineering, Mathematics, English Language Arts, and History and Social Science. Win Great Awards: Each participating class receives a Certificate of Recognition, student prizes and entry into a drawing for grand prizes such as a schoolwide entertaining performance. Get Free Recycling Equipment: Eligible classes may receive recycling bins, toters and compost bins. Enjoy Green Team Library Privileges : Have access to videos, books, curricula and recycling activity kits. Build Team Spirit: Work together to green up your school!
The Green Team is sponsored by: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs and The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection For more information, visit www.thegreenteam.org How do I join The Green Team?: Teachers in Massachusetts schools can sign up at www.thegreenteam.org Simply click on the Register Now button at the top of the home page. For more information: 413-586-7350 x 225 [email_address]
More Green Team Tools View Participating Schools: Use the Green Team database to share information with other teachers. Look at the General Recycling Facts: Putting recycling into quantifiable references helps students to understand the big picture. Newsletters: Read about the accomplishments and prize winners from previous school years and enjoy the Summer Newsletters that include pictures and highlights from the school year. Links: Enjoy the extensive list links on everything from governmental agencies, recycling, to contests, events and much more. Individual questions answered: Contact me if you have questions, need assistance, or have an idea for the Green Team.
Future Ideas for the Green Team
Calendar: Events, Contests, Awards, etc…
New Program Ideas: Plastic bags, Terracycle, catalogs, etc…
Interactive: Videos, webcasts, etc…
Connecting Green Teams: Learn from other schools.
Suggestions: I’m listening.
Simpler Re-Registration Process
The Green Team is sponsored by: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs and The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Thank You! www.thegreenteam.org Sean Pontani, Program Administrator 413-586-7350 x 225 [email_address]