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    Shirts For Sustainable Schools: Help Us Raise Funds To Create A Better Future
    We believe in a world where every person is aware of and accountable for their role in creating an environmentally, economically, and equitably sustainable future. To achieve this goal, we need to unite and engage all community members, including the youngest, to be active participants in this journey, and it is our job to give them the resources to ... more
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    Executive Director's Corner: Conscious Citizenship
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead What does it mean to be a conscious citizen? However we choose to define our role, it must include both our awareness in thought and our response in action to the matters that mean the most to us. In 2012, I worked ... more
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    Conscious Consumerism Video Project
    I first wanted to be an environmentalist when I learned about my ability to influence businesses and society as a whole by exercising my consumer power. This was my first tangible way of participating in solving the problem of climate change and environmental degradation. I was inspired to do this video project because empowering others with my knowledge, it could cause a shift in consumer choices, and subsequently this change in demand will cause a shift in the products that are being produced. We have seen this occur with the greater demand for organic food and the rise in popularity of thrifting and repurposing. The demand for sustainable products is reflected by producers. If enough people exercise their consumer power, considering the full environmental and ethical costs of the items they buy, they can initiate a green revolution and the eventual plight of an economy that is based in the exploiting nature for profit.   more
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    Delhi Has Become Uninhabitable
    As India transitions into a developed country, greenhouse gas emissions have skyrocketed. Rapid growth due to a large youth population and a need for more children to take care of sick and aging family members have caused near-deadly conditions to arise, especially in Delhi.   more
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    How To Cultivate Environmental Awareness In Schools
    Kids nowadays are quite inquisitive and always ready with a “why” or “how” when being taught something new. It is in the first few years of a person’s life that we learn new concepts quickly. Children can speak a new language easier and more naturally than an adult.  A child’s brain is like a sponge. It soaks up all the information it receives. Schools have a ... more
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    Get Down to Earth 2018 Gala Celebration
    The Green Schools Alliance is hosting our annual Champion of Change Gala Celebration to honor an individual or organization that has been an instrument of fundamental change in areas that reflect the vision, mission, and initiatives of our organization. This award celebrates those whose extraordinary accomplishments through a commitment to ... more
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    Sanskriti The Gurukul -- One School's Sustainability Journey
    As an educational organization, we share the responsibility of building our nation, as the creators of future citizens. Taking this thought forward, Sanskriti The Gurukul decided to own their responsibility and do their part in conserving the environment by taking the following small steps:   more
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    Asheville, North Carolina: America’s Environmental Role Model
    Do you want to know how to make your city or school a healthier, happier place? Look to Asheville, North Carolina as an example of how to live sustainably in our rapidly-developing world. more
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    Three STRIKES, Lights OUT!
    It can be difficult to find ways to engage students in environmental sustainability projects, but adding some friendly competition can go a long way. The Fenn School in Concord, Massachusetts is using America’s favorite past-time, baseball, to encourage students to be more conscious of electricity use.    more
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    An Unfortunate Day in the Life of a Factory Farmed Chicken
     Imagine your entire life was spent in a cage-- a cage just as big as you are, and all you can do is eat genetically modified corn and soy. Doesn’t sound fun huh?  more
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    Biodiversity In Coral Reefs: What Is It And How Can We Protect It?
    Biodiversity is a measure of the variety of species in ecosystems where all are interrelated; every species has an important role in the systems' productivity and survival. However, the biodiversity of coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, especially near Hawaii, is becoming endangered due to overfishing in already threatened areas.  more
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    Eliminating Our National Parks
    President Donald Trump announced that he plans to significantly reduce the size of both the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah. These actions hold great importance as they will set a precedent for the future regarding the president's power and authority when it comes to environmental conservation.      more
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    Musician & Environmental Activist Bob Weir Becomes The Alliance’s First International Ambassador
    It was Bob Weir who said, “Looking back, I guess I have lived an unusual life.” From founding one of the greatest rock bands of all time, to being appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador last year, we’re inclined to believe he’s right. His journey will now include another unique accomplishment, becoming the Green Schools Alliance first international ambassador. more
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    Turning Environmental Trash Into Artistic Treasure
    Trash or treasure? This is a game I play with students when we are out walking. On a beach, the options could be seashells, balloons, or sticks. Near a creek, we find plastic bottles, newspaper, or smooth glass. Some finds are more easy to categorize than others. This exercise is a way we take the tried-and-true slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle” and add a creative element --  rethink !    more
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    Involvement In The Climate Museum
    Roughly four years ago, social media users thought of establishing a Climate Museum in New York City. When my sister told me about this, I was so excited because it is just what the city needs: a place to educate people about climate change through art. New York City is a major coastal metropolis and is growing increasingly vulnerable to climate change. more
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    Leadership Commitment - VISA Gift Card Drawing
    Win a VISA Gift Card for your School Eco-Club or Green Team! Sponsored by TreeRing Contest runs February 8 to April 22, 2018. We have updated our Sustainability Leadership Commitment to reflect global changes since the pledge’s development more than 10 years ago. Designed to be accessible to all schools wherever they are on their sustainability ... more
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    One Environmental Science Class
    As the end of my high school career approaches, I am spending a lot of time reflecting on my journey as an environmentalist and wondering where it will take me. The number one thing I’ve realized is how grateful I am that I took an Environmental Science class during my freshman year of high school. The class massively impacted my lifestyle choices, the way I think, and the direction of my future. more
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    The Reality Of Climate Change Refugees
    What exactly does it mean to be a refugee? On an international level, “refugee status” is given solely to those who are forced to flee their home country due to war or persecution. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 65.6 million people are forcibly displaced, but only 22.5 million receive the status of a refugee. The other 40 million people are accounted for as internally displaced persons (IDPs) or migrants, who are forced to relocate within their own country.   more
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    Organizing Life
    Coming from a middle school where second chances were often given and proper organization wasn’t necessary to succeed, school seemed like a breeze. With middle school completed and high school just a month away, I wasn't nervous because I figured that it couldn't be too different from middle school. I was very, very wrong. more
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    Plans For Earth Club This School Year
    I have been struggling for a long time to develop an action plan for this school year. This is because the Earth Club has not really had a direction or focus, which has made it really difficult to come up with a plan this year that has ambitious but realistic goals. Last school year, the Earth Club purchased water bottles for the middle school, however, it was not as successful as I expected.   more
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