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Go Green Initiative

21st Century Environmental Leadership…

         Everlasting Results.
How the GGI Began…

    Naval Officer
o

    Mom
o

    PTA President
o

    Founder, Go Green
o

    Initiative
        C...
The Five GGI Principles
    Generate compost
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    Recycle
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    Educate
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    Evaluate environmental
•

    i...
GGI Partners
· Office of the Federal
  Environmental Executive
· National School Boards
  Association
· National Recycling...
Why a Schools Program?
       ·   More people = fewer natural
           resources

       ·   Schools are a significant s...
What Makes the GGI
                        Unique…
·Child-centric
·Market Driven
·Measurable Environmental
Benefits
·Great...
Market Share – 2005


· 9 states
· 170 schools
· Affecting the daily lives of
     125,000 students and
     9,000 teacher...
Market Share – 2006


· 14 states
· 270 schools
· Affecting the daily lives of
     230,000 students and
     14,000 teach...
Market Share – 2007

· 46 states, 10 countries, 4 continents
· Over 850 schools
· Affecting the daily lives of
     1,061,...
Market Share – 2008

· 50 states, 13 countries, 4 continents
· Over 1750 schools
· Affecting the daily lives of 1,965,252
...
Increase in # of GGI
                     Schools
                            1,753
1800
1600
1400
1200
1000
             ...
Increase in # of GGI
                           Students
                                             1,965,252
2,000,000
...
Increase in # of GGI
                     Teachers
250000                             233,543

200000


150000

          ...
Overall Percentage of
      Schools by Grade Level

         2%

26%

                       Elementary
                  ...
Overall Percentage of
Schools by School Type

      4%
15%



                    Public
                    Private
     ...
Overall Percentage of
      Schools by City Type

              17%




                          Rural
                  ...
Measurable
                   Environmental Impact
                 of GGI School Recycling
·Go Green schools conserved 20...
Goals for 2009

 · Train-the-trainer events
 · Grants to schools
 · Enhanced Communication
   Capability
 · 2009 Go Green ...
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2009 Go Green Initiative Overview

An overview of the growth of the world's largest environmental education program, the Go Green Initiative, founded by Jill Buck in 2002. www.gogreeninitiative.org

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2009 Go Green Initiative Overview

  1. 1. Go Green Initiative 21st Century Environmental Leadership… Everlasting Results.
  2. 2. How the GGI Began… Naval Officer o Mom o PTA President o Founder, Go Green o Initiative Concern for children’s o health, now & in the future Desire to teach kids good o environmental behavior Create change without o legislation/taxation – no government impact
  3. 3. The Five GGI Principles Generate compost • Recycle • Educate • Evaluate environmental • impact Nationalize principles of • responsible paper consumption
  4. 4. GGI Partners · Office of the Federal Environmental Executive · National School Boards Association · National Recycling Coalition & state affiliates · National Audubon Society Science Div. · American Forest & Paper Assoc. · PTA’s · And many more…
  5. 5. Why a Schools Program? · More people = fewer natural resources · Schools are a significant source of waste generation in most communities · Schools can have a long-term impact · Schools act as a catalyst for the rest of the community
  6. 6. What Makes the GGI Unique… ·Child-centric ·Market Driven ·Measurable Environmental Benefits ·Great Customer Satisfaction ·The Source of our Funding ·Media Relations
  7. 7. Market Share – 2005 · 9 states · 170 schools · Affecting the daily lives of 125,000 students and 9,000 teachers.
  8. 8. Market Share – 2006 · 14 states · 270 schools · Affecting the daily lives of 230,000 students and 14,000 teachers.
  9. 9. Market Share – 2007 · 46 states, 10 countries, 4 continents · Over 850 schools · Affecting the daily lives of 1,061,071 students and 75,439 teachers.
  10. 10. Market Share – 2008 · 50 states, 13 countries, 4 continents · Over 1750 schools · Affecting the daily lives of 1,965,252 students and 233,543 teachers. ·ON A BUDGET OF LESS THAN 2 CENTS PER STUDENT
  11. 11. Increase in # of GGI Schools 1,753 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 850 GGI Schools 800 600 400 270 170 200 0 2005 2006 2007 2008
  12. 12. Increase in # of GGI Students 1,965,252 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,061,071 1,000,000 GGI Students 800,000 600,000 400,000 230,000 200,000 125,000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008
  13. 13. Increase in # of GGI Teachers 250000 233,543 200000 150000 Teachers 100000 75,439 50000 14000 9000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008
  14. 14. Overall Percentage of Schools by Grade Level 2% 26% Elementary Middle High School 55% Post Secondary 17%
  15. 15. Overall Percentage of Schools by School Type 4% 15% Public Private Charter 81%
  16. 16. Overall Percentage of Schools by City Type 17% Rural Urban 52% Suburban 31%
  17. 17. Measurable Environmental Impact of GGI School Recycling ·Go Green schools conserved 2005-2008 the following: · More than 2,600 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions ·25.7 million gallons of water ·33,000 barrels of oil = over 766,000 gallons of gasoline ·61.5 billion BTU’s of energy ·More than 13,450 cubic yards of landfill space
  18. 18. Goals for 2009 · Train-the-trainer events · Grants to schools · Enhanced Communication Capability · 2009 Go Green Earth Summit · Translation of GGI Materials to new languages

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