Green Schools Impacts:
• Educated more than 6,000 schools through
• Educated more than 500,000 Students na?onwide
• Developed and recognized 583 Green Student
• Contributed more than 14,060 hrs.
of Environmental Service
• Reached more than 1.5 million
individuals through Social Media
“Green Schools’ innova1ve programming will reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, improve water quality, expand alterna1ve
transporta1on, and help our kids become the next genera1on of
– US Secretary of State, John Kerry
A Means To Use Exis?ng Resources to
Achieve Current Na?onal Goals…
Proud Sponsors of the US Ed-GRS
Improves Economic Health & Stability
• Improves the school facili>es and create jobs.
• Conserves measures save schools money.
• Prepares us for the green economy.
• Strengthens the na>on's energy security.
• Conserves cri>cal natural resources.
Is your school the next Green Ribbon School?
EXPLAIN OUR SPACE IN MOVEMENT…
Student today…White House to Act On Climate/
[COP 21] 21st Century Educa>on…Mindful of
People & Planet
We believe in the power of YOUTH VOICE
and we work to provide a plaorm for
developing the Next Genera?on of
UN Speech: Earth Guardians
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Xiuhtezcatl pronounced (Shu-tez-caht) has been speaking to crowds at
conferences, schools and demonstra=ons from the Rio+20 United
Na=ons Summit in Rio de Janeiro to addressing the General Assembly at
the United Na=ons New York and Paris and will be at Green Schools
Summit...May 26th & Green Diﬀerence Awards…May 27th .
• Na?onal Green Schools Society
Na?onal Green Schools Society [NGSS/NJGSS]
NGSS is an Environmental Honor Society specially designed for students in Grades 2-12.
NGSS honors and develops bright, civic-minded, environmentally literate ci>zens,
in your schools & communi>es! Start a Chapter of NGSS Today!
Na?onal Green Schools Society [Grades 9-12]
Na?onal Green Schools Society - Junior [Grades 5-8]
Na?onal Green Schools Society – Elementary [Grades 2-5]
NGSS Handbook Includes:
•Fundraising ideas and more…
•Honor Stoles can be ordered for Gradua=on.
•Includes everything you need to start and run a student-led environmental organiza>on
•Includes unlimited Student Members
The Green Diﬀerence Awards
Since 2007, The Green Diﬀerence Awards have honored and empowered
environmental excellence, innova?on, and stewardship led in schools,
organiza?ons, and communi?es.
Schools, administrators, students, clubs, organiza?ons, and outstanding environmental leaders of
all ages and from across the na?on are recognized for their outstanding contribu?ons to the
Green Schools movement.
Since 2007, Green Schools, Inc. has inspired and recognized Best Prac?ces
and Excellence throughout our na?on.
This recogni?on program allows environmental leaders to not only be recognized for their eﬀorts,
but to share exemplar models and ini?a?ves in hopes of sparking The Green Diﬀerence in others.
The Green Student Leadership Summit
Each spring, Green Schools hosts its Annual Massachuseks Green Schools Summit.
Now in its 8th year, the Massachuseks Green Schools Summit connects stakeholders from
government, educa?on, business, community, nonproﬁt organiza?ons, and leaders of all ages
interested in Green Schools & Communi?es.
-Engage in cross-sector dialogues
-Learn from thought leaders of all ages
-Go back to your school and community armed with knowledge
and resources to Green Your School
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
-Municipal and state government oﬃcials and staﬀ
-K-12 & Higher Educa>on staﬀ and faculty
-Students (suggested for Middle School aged students and above)
-Everyone interested in the Greening Schools environmental transforma>on
For more informa?on go to:
Robin Organ-Execu?ve Director