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What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
What Is Greenschools
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What Is Greenschools

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Learn about who we are and how we can help green your schools community.

Learn about who we are and how we can help green your schools community.

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  • 1. What is greenschools? <ul><li>greenschools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create greener & healthier learning environments. </li></ul>
  • 2. We address issues pertaining to: <ul><li>Indoor Air Quality [IAQ]- Cleaning chemicals as they pertain to the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition - Healthy food habits for schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The 3 Rs … Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- As they pertain to schools. </li></ul>
  • 3. What we do… <ul><li>We teach those involved with the school community how to make respectful and responsible decisions for the planet and its occupants , with an emphasis on schools. </li></ul>
  • 4. greenschools offers a variety of educational programs <ul><li>Staff Training </li></ul><ul><li>In-class visits </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Green Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Student Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><li>Green Cleaning/Energy Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Green Awards and more… </li></ul>
  • 5. Additional GREEN programs <ul><li>Green Youth Summits </li></ul><ul><li>Green Dances </li></ul><ul><li>Park Clean ups </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Student Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Community Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Programs </li></ul>
  • 6. Why green our schools? <ul><li>The World Health Organization estimates that the environment significantly affects more than 80 percent of major diseases. That would include childhood cancer , diabetes and asthma . In addition, more than a third of diseases in children under the age of five are caused by environmental exposures. </li></ul>
  • 7. Why green our schools cont. <ul><li>Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, ADHD, and Weakened Immune Systems can be further harmed by unhealthy </li></ul><ul><li>practices inside a school. </li></ul>
  • 8. Poor IAQ can show itself as… <ul><li>Asthma which is a leading cause of school absenteeism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 million people have suffered from asthma-- including 9 million children under the age of 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sick Building Syndrome & Building Related Illnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Allergies and Sensitivities </li></ul><ul><li>Absenteeism , Reduced Productivity & Lower Test Scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 15 million school days are missed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>each year due to asthma </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Environment…Did you know? <ul><li>Recycling a single aluminum can save enough energy to run a television or computer for three hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling 1 glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>In the coming decade, Americans are projected to throw away over 11 million tons of glass bottles and jars. </li></ul>
  • 10. Did you know continued… <ul><li>Every Sunday, the U.S. wastes nearly 90% of all the recyclable newspapers. This wastes about 500,000 trees. </li></ul><ul><li>One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Every person in the US receives the equivalent of one and a half trees per year or approximately 560 pieces of junk mail per year. </li></ul>
  • 11. It’s time for change! <ul><li>The greening of our schools is not just another fad. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Schools are healthier for our children, for our teachers, and for the environment. It’s time to make </li></ul><ul><li>THE GREEN DIFFERENCE IN </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY! </li></ul>
  • 12. greenschools is Sponsored by:
  • 13. For more information about greenschools, please contact us: <ul><li>Website:www.projectgreenschools.org </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail: info@projectgreenschools.org </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (508) 272-9653 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 1-425-663-1757 </li></ul>

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