School Professional Blog

  • MEP Family
    How A Local Family Started A Global Project
    In 2015, my family (wife, three childr en and myself) began the Mother Earth Project, MEP, ( ) a global environment-saving initiative, which creates and activates sustainable communities around the world. There are presently four Mother Earth sculptures in major cities worldwide, with another 30 countries ... more
  • Teachers
    Make Your Skills Pay: Side Gigs And Long-Term Business Opportunities For Teachers
    From August through May, teachers work extra hard to help their students grasp new concepts and develop effective study habits. It’s demanding work and by the end of the school year everyone’s ready for a break. But for many teachers, the need to continue generating income continues. Teaching is a calling, a personally rewarding profession but it ... 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
  • eagle trash art
    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
  • EnergyStar partner school Rolling Valley student
    Where Advocacy and Decision-Making Meet
    You know how important it is to make our schools healthy places to learn and work. You also know how urgent it is to protect and repair our environment. But the fact is, change takes time. Ugh! What’s a school sustainability champion to do?   more
  • MKMadvocacy
    New Year's Resolution: Advocating For Green Schools
    The work to green our schools includes inspiring stories of changes to school culture, educational programs, and the physical places we learn. We green school champions know why moving our schools toward whole school sustainability is so important. And we often have many inspiring stories of transformations large and small. However, too many of us keep these stories to ourselves.   more
  • Students picking Olives
    School Olive Project Comes Up With The Good Oil
    A collaborative effort between five Melbourne schools yields 6 liters of extra virgin olive oil, helped improve the school grounds, taught the students about tree care, enabled a practical art class, and a myriad of other small lessons.   more
  • Wolftrap ES outdoor classroom
    If You Are A Green School Champion, Make Time To Celebrate!
    Every step is worth a celebration when it comes to greening your school!  Make sure to take time to acknowledge your wins, no matter how big or small on the way to your goal!    more
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    A Small Group Of People Really Can Create Significant Change
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist I didn't think a John Deere ride-on lawn mower could make me so happy. But there I was, gleefully watching a parent, Pete, load some of the 30 tree logs I had a dump truck place onto our ... more
  • Gifft Hill School
    Banding Together To Clean Up Gifft Hill School In U.S. Virgin Islands
    On September 6th, Hurricane Irma tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing untold damage and devastation to once idyllic St. John and St. Thomas. Two weeks later, another Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria, hit the Caribbean and caused even more destruction. Green Schools Alliance reached out to our member schools on the islands and got a response ... more
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