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Rialto Middle School Gardens / Rialto Middle School Carbon Sequestration Forest and Oak Study Grove
July 01, 2020
Rialto, California

This project involves an area 25,000+ square feet in size. One half of the project is designated as an outdoor classroom that utilizes agriculture and gardening methods. The garden will have citrus and fruit trees.

PS 104 Community Garden
June 19, 2020
Far Rockaway, New York

The students will be involved in creating and maintaining a community garden. They will be active in amending the soil, spring and fall cleanups, planting items, removing weeds as they grow, watering on a daily basis, pruning, staking and caging plants as they grow and harvesting crops.

Herb Garden for All
May 30, 2020
Harwich, Massachusetts

This project will be a joint project for my kindergarten class and their fourth grade buddy class. Students will start by caring for herbs inside for the winter. Then in the spring transplant them into containers for the school garden. The herbs will be for all staff and families to use in the school. It is an herb garden for all.

All-Seasons Edible Pollinator Garden
May 30, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

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E Mālama I Ke Kino (Take Care of Your Body)
May 20, 2020
Wailuku, Hawaii

We are a blended learning school focused on teaching through face-to-face, virtual, and independent learning. Many of our students are on their computers for at least 15-20 hours a week. We feel that a void that we have is a lack of focus on physical and mental well being through exercise, health education, and mindfulness exercises.

Going Green
May 04, 2020
Norcross, Georgia

Kindergarteners will learn about the impact waste has on the environment, and how they can do their part to ensure their school, homes, and community's are aware and participating in their "Green Movement".

Its Easy to be Green!
May 04, 2020
Charlottesville, Virginia

Here comes the Sun

Pollinator Garden Rain Barrel
April 30, 2020
Ballwin, Missouri

The students have been working for a few months to plan their project for improving the schoolyard habitat at Pierremont Elementary. They conducted a survey to understand what wildlife was present or missing on campus.

Empowering YOUth: Building a School Forest Program - Into the Woods for Outdoor Learning!
April 22, 2020
Omro, Wisconsin

Integrating environmental education into school curriculum has been proven to increase student critical thinking skills linking to higher achievement on both classroom and standardized test scores. Into the Woods for Outdoor Learning!

Claymont Pollinator Garden
April 20, 2020
Ballwin, Missouri

5th grade students will prepare an area for planting near a commonly used walkway to the playground. They will plant native species that are beneficial to pollinators to improve their schoolyard habitat. This will also provide hands-on learning opportunities about pollinators and their role in healthy ecosystems.

Claymont Rain Barrel Installation
March 20, 2020
Ballwin, Missouri

We will install rain barrels at our building to minimize storm water run-off that negatively impacts local streams and rivers. The rain barrels will allow use to sustainably irrigate school gardens for native pollinators.

Its Easy to Be Green - Here comes the sun was the Donor's Choose project name
March 13, 2020
Charlottesville, Virginia

Here comes the Sun

Pro Vita
March 07, 2020
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Everyday a Farm Day
February 04, 2020
Ambrose, Georgia
School-Wide Recycling Education and Green Building Assessment
December 20, 2019
Waltham, Massachusetts

We will have a month of recycling and composting education with all six of our classrooms, including reading books, facilitating discussion, and practice sorting recyclables, compostables and trash according to our local guidelines. This month will culminate with our Dec.

BAS Rooftop Garden
November 20, 2019
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Earth Day is Everyday!
November 15, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

This project seeks to bring all of our students together, from prekindergarten through grade 8, for the purpose of bringing our school garden beds to life.

Pollinator Garden Water Conservation
November 15, 2019
Ballwin, Missouri

Through the use of a rain water barrel, students will learn run-off water conservation. Gardening Club participants will also learn food sustainability when planting and cultivating vegetables and herbs.

biodiversity
November 14, 2019
Atglen, Pennsylvania

ways to make octorara better

Oak Ridge Goal Setting Workshop
November 12, 2019
Eagan, Minnesota

As part of Green Students Mentoring Program, students, teachers, and district staff will meet with green building industry expert volunteers to create a sustainability workplan through facilitated large and small group discussion.

Green Tech Academy Goal Setting Workshop
November 11, 2019
Olathe, Kansas

As part of Green Students Mentoring Program, students, teachers, and district staff will meet with green building industry expert volunteers to create a sustainability workplan through facilitated large and small group discussion.

Painting to Play! Creating an Imaginative Outdoor Playscape at Hyattsville Elementary School
November 09, 2019
Hyattsville, Maryland

Grimm and Parker Architects is partnering with Hyattsville Elementary School staff and the PTA to re-imagine the paved play area with painted games, murals, and learning activities.

Everett Garden Clean Up
November 09, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We will remove dead plant material, move and straighten the garden sign, put down landscaping fabric, and mulch the garden space.

Fresh fruits and veggies at Smothers Elementary
November 08, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

USGBC staff will volunteer through local non-profit Martha's Table to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students and their families in an under-served area of DC.

Fresh fruits and veggies at Anne Beers Elementary School
November 06, 2019
Washigton, District of Columbia

USGBC staff will volunteer through local non-profit Martha's Table to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students and their families in an under-served area of DC.

Kooser Elementary Green Apple Day of Service Project 2019
November 04, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

For this project, students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with staff at Kooser Elementary School to devise a project that would help fifth graders learn some environmentally friendly practices. The students from UNL decided to tackle the topics of up-cycling and plastic waste.

PS 33 Chelsea Prep Stairwell Murals
November 01, 2019
New York, New York

In the Summer of 2019, the windows in the two main stairwells of Chelsea Prep PS 33 in New York City were fully enclosed by pieces of plywood due to required facade upgrades. IWBI created murals in the stairwells in an effort to bring joy back into these spaces that students travel throughout frequently every day.

30 Day Green Challenge
October 31, 2019
Columbus, Ohio

I am organizing a 30 day green challenge. I will be giving students 30 tips on how they can be sustainable in campus and give them free items along the way to help with making a bigger impact.

Sustainability Movement - Christian Teaching Institute 2019
October 31, 2019
Beirut, Lebanon

A team of volunteers from Dar Al Handasah - Beirut office Joined the Sustainability Movement 2018 Campaign to work on a Sustainability & Environmental awareness project at "CTI - Christian Teaching Institute" . The team worked on a set plan to provide the largest possible impact on the Students.

Humann Elementary Courtyard Cleanup
October 31, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We recently renovated our courtyard and would love support in making it more inviting and appealing to our student body population. We want it to be a space that students and staff can enjoy and engage in being outdoors together.

Santa Teresa - Phoenix Community Garden
October 31, 2019
San Jose, California

Construct raised beds for school and community garden.

Saint Agnes Green Apple Day of Service
October 28, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

Saint Agnes School, recipient of the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Award, will host a Green Apple Day of Service for students and faculty, October 28, 2019, 8:30-10:45 a.m. on the school campus at 1920 Newburg Road.

The Cycle of Sustainability Learning Day
October 28, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We will be setting up informational (and fun!) tables in the gym afterschool for the students to play games and experience diverse VR environments. They will learn more about how long it takes different materials to decompose and what clean energy will look like in the future.

Cleaning Up our Trees and Planting space
October 28, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We have an area of perennial plants next to our recess field that is overgrown with volunteer trees. These trees have become a problem with their size and extending out over the sidewalk area that students use to access our door to the school. We chose Oct. 28 to have a clean up the planting area day after school from3:30-5:30.

Boise Paper Tree Planting and Tree Distribution
October 26, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida

Planting 50 trees on campus. Distributing 500 trees to the community. Educating school students about trees and the relationship between paper companies and tree planting.

Radians Sustainable Agriculture
October 26, 2019
Cayey, Puerto Rico

The project works with the theme of Sustainable Agriculture. During this Project / Problem Based Learning, students sought a solution to the problem of agriculture in Puerto Rico. The twelfth-grade students created an area in the school where they could plant vegetables occupying as little space as possible.

Beautification Day
October 26, 2019
Jupiter, Florida

We will have students, parents, and teachers cleaning up the garden area. We will be power washing the concrete garden blocks and painting them. We will be weeding, trimming trees, also. Students will also be painting murals at school on this day.

Lakeview Elementry School
October 25, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We will be giving 5 minute presentations on water conservation, electricity conservation and recycling. After we will work with the children to create posters to spread these messages and put them around the school.

Science Experiments and Displays
October 25, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

To fully enrich our science curriculum, students need to experience science first hand. This allows students to full grasp the wonders and awes of the science fields.

PLANT A TREE
October 25, 2019
Zagreb, Croatia

Everyone can plant a tree and thus contribute to the improvement of its own environment while also providing its own contributing to the fight against climate change. In order to contribute to greening our environments and thereby highlight the importance and many benefits of trees and greenery, especially in urbanized environments.

Park Middle 1 - Scavenger Hunt
October 24, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We would like to create a scavenger hunt for the kids at Park Middle School. The purpose of this project is to create different interactive stations for the kids to become involved in and learn about the time it takes for different products/materials to decompose.

Gators Going Green
October 19, 2019
Wellington, Florida

Get your hands dirty by building raised bed gardens, and planting flowers, herbs or vegetables with students at Elbridge Gale Elementary and the community of Wellington. The gardens provide teachers with an opportunity to teach lessons about plant cycles and the environment, as well as teamwork, responsibility and nutritional values.

Growing Green With Pride Day
October 19, 2019
Takoma Park, Maryland

Growing Green With Pride is a day of service hosted by Keep Prince George's County Beautiful, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning and Prince George's Schools. On Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm we will unite to support our beautification initiative making our school campus cleaner and greener.

Fresh fruits and veggies at Aiton Elementary
October 16, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

USGBC staff will volunteer through local non-profit Martha's Table to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students and their families in an under-served area of DC.

Sheridan's Green Apple Day of Service
October 12, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

We hope to have Scouts and their families help prepare our Outdoor Classroom for the winter, but we also plan to schedule University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to help provide nature enrichment activities for younger children.

RECYCLING PLASTICC BOTTLES AND MAKING DISPOSIBLE SANITORY PADS
October 11, 2019
KISUMU, Kenya

We make sanitary towels which are disposable because we want to keep our environment clean,we make art and crafts from waste papers and water hyacinth.
we also make pencil holders and picture frames from plastic bottles.

Garden clean-up at Yu Ying Elementary
October 11, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

Parents and volunteers, including USGBC staff, will help transition the Yu Ying pond into a wild flower meadow by filling the drained pond with soil and gravel. The new flower meadow will be used as a teaching tool for students and will help absorb run-off water from the grounds.

Recyclable Terrariums
October 09, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

Made recyclable Terrariums with second graders to help promote recycling and sustainability. The Terrariums were made out of two liter bottles.

Come-post
October 09, 2019
West Liberty, West Virginia

Campaign for Reducing and Reusing Food Waste on Campus Cafeteria from noon-1 pm.

Students from Social Entrepreneurship (ENT 325) course will share information with the campus community on the impacts of food waste and also provide the opportunity to compost their food waste at the cafeteria.

Riverside Drive Charter School Campus & Garden Beautification Day
October 05, 2019
Sherman Oaks, California

9:00am-12pm on Saturday, October 5th: Come join us for a Campus & Garden Beautification day! Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, shovels, a hat, and some sunscreen as we get down and dirty and clean up the campus and 17 raised garden beds!

WIlshire Crest Garden/Farm Beautification
October 05, 2019
Los Angeles, California

Preparing soil for planting of covers crops, weeding/mulching paths, preparing raised vegetable beds for planting of vegetable and fruit crops to be used in our SEED to Table program. Please bring your gloves, hat, water, your favorite garden tool, and your genuine good vibes! We will be working from 9am-till 12noon.

Fresh fruits and veggies at Smothers Elementary
October 04, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

USGBC staff will volunteer through local non-profit Martha's Table to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students and their families in an under-served area of DC.

Scool Garden Clean Up Day
October 03, 2019
Oak Harbor, Washington

We are having a school-wide garden clean up day! We will be working with partners from WSU SNAP-Ed to clear weeds, take up irrigation hoses, pull up compost bags around garden beds, and move perennial plants to prepare for the building of raised beds by our Eagle Scout partner.

Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Initiative at Forest Oak Middle School
October 01, 2019
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Forest Oak Middle School (FOMS) is a public school in Montgomery County, MD that serves nearly 900 students, the majority of which are Hispanic and African-American. The FOMS campus is unique in that it contains a variety of ecosystem types, including forest, stream, and meadow areas.

Fresh fruits and veggies at KIPP DC Benning Campus
October 01, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

USGBC staff will volunteer through local non-profit Martha's Table to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students and their families in an under-served area of DC.

Outdoor Opportunities
September 28, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Join us as we create an outdoor commons area, build solar panels, create an apiary, paint school signage and prepare the garden for fall. We will activate spaces on the exterior of the Gary Comer Youth Center. These activities involve carpentry, painting, STEM and gardening.

Creating an Outdoor Learning Space at Felicita Elementary School
September 28, 2019
Escondido, California

Balfour Beatty Construction in partnership with the San Diego Green Building Council is hosting its 8th annual Green Apple Day of Service! This year we have the opportunity to host our event for Escondido Union School District, and we will be building a new outdoor learning space and reading garden at Felicita Elementary School.

Oburg Goes Green - Cleanup day
September 28, 2019
Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Teachers, Students, and Parents will walk around the school property and clean up the trash and waste that has accumulated. Our school is near a busy street and some liter gets thrown out by our school grounds. We have been participating since the beginning of the GADOS began. This is Ogdensburg’s 8th annual Green Apple Day Of Service.

Monarch Montessori: Natural Learning Environment
September 27, 2019
Denver, Colorado

Working with Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) we will build out a portion of their outdoor play area with a focus on natural play areas.

Garden clean-up at Yu Ying Elementary
September 27, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia

Parents and volunteers, including USGBC staff, helped put up a fence around the school's food forest and garden area. The fence will prevent students from compacting the soil and allow more food to grow in the garden. The garden will continue to be used as a teaching tool and food garden for students.

Taft Middle School
September 26, 2019
SAN DIEGO, California

Brummitt has secured the morning of Thursday, Sep. 26th at Taft Middle School (9191 Gramercy Drive, San Diego) to work with 2 science classes to plant a couple of raised garden beds and vertical planter pocket walls.

Qatar Eco-Schools Congress 2019
September 25, 2019
Doha, Qatar

Qatar Eco-schools Congress 2019 is the first event in Doha to engage students from different schools to promote sustainability and green practices, exchange ideas and experiences, lessons learned.

Operation Outdoor Clean-Up 2
September 21, 2019
Irmo, South Carolina

We will be working on our Nature Trail. Pruning, weeding, etc...

Millikan Garden Revival
September 21, 2019
Sherman Oaks, California

Join us Saturday September 21st from 8:00am to 12:30pm for Millikan Garden Beautification Day to kickoff the Garden Revival Project. Our goal is to re-establish and maintain Millikans 1 acre campus gardens/farm through collaborations and partnerships within the school community and the larger community as well.

Garden Clean-up Day 2019
September 21, 2019
Delray Beach, Florida

Our Plumosa Garden is ready for preparation for the new school year! Come dig in the dirt with us on Saturday, 9/21 from 9-12 am!

Beautify the Primary School
September 20, 2019
Gages Lake, Illinois

We will be painting our playground and doing hallway murals. Classrooms will be working on a rock mural and decorating water bottles to reduce our waste.

Operation Outdoor Clean-Up
September 20, 2019
Irmo, South Carolina

Our gardens and nature trail are in dire need of tending since the summer. We are in need of volunteers to help our students clean up our learning spaces. We need some weeding, pruning, etc..

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary Restoration Project
September 18, 2019
Chevy Chase, Maryland

The Tower Companies will be back at Woodend Sanctuary with ANS for the second year in a row! Woodend Sanctuary is a beautiful 40-acre property, which is currently undergoing a 50 year master restoration plan.

Northeastern University Sustainability Service Mapping
September 18, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern is a very urban campus. Campus is incredibly pedestrian, cyclist, and commuter friendly by the Green, Orange, and Commuter rail lines. However, bicycle parking is notoriously full and difficult to find. Much of the parking is located at dorms, where students do not have bicycles because they can walk to school.

Finney Elementary School Garden
September 15, 2019
San Diego, California

Finney Elementary School needs help to complete construction of our school garden. Once the garden build is complete, our school can begin various programs. We will develop a garden club which our after-school program students will participate in as a volunteer service club.

2 by 2 Revitalize the Zoo
September 13, 2019
Ridgeway, Virginia

Student volunteers will work with their adult mentors to clean up and beautify the grounds, perform a pond cleanup, and install panels for a goat exhibit at a local learning ranch that hosts classes for members of the special needs community and visitors from around the region as they learn about the importance of animal and earth cycles.

Sustainable Landscaping and the Arts
September 07, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida

Haskell partnered with LaVilla School of the Arts, which is celebrating their 20th anniversary, to provide an improved experience when entering the school. The project included the addition of native landscaping to include a pollinator garden, educational signage, new seating and additional art-related improvements.

Education for action_site visit of Infosys Campus, Chandigarh
September 04, 2019
Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Aligned with the vision of Mr. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO and President, GBCI and U.S. Green Building Council, GBCI India and Infosys joined hands to curate and conduct a learning tour for students from prominent architectural colleges in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, ahead of Teachers’Day.

Help Us Learn About the Outdoors While We Are Outdoors!
September 02, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Please help me give my students a picnic table for our outdoor classroom so they can learn about our environment and their part in protecting and loving our planet.

Green School Initiative
August 23, 2019
Gaithersburg, Maryland

The mission is to create an outdoor facility for education in mindfulness and environmental conservation. We want to accomplish this by restoring outdoor learning areas, provide opportunities to exponentially teach the science and economics of healthy farming and eating, and improve the sustainability of the Forest Oak Middle School campus.

Two Green Thumbs Up
August 22, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Help me give my students a chance to earn their green thumbs with garden beds!

Earth Day Celebration and the Monarch Butterfly
August 17, 2019
PALMETTO, Florida

My Project

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up - The Earth
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Help me give my students hand towels and the materials needed to wash and dry them naturally.

My first, second, and third graders will learn both practical life, environmental, science, and citizenship lessons as they work together in my Montessori classroom using, washing, drying, and caring for their new hand towels.

Stop Throwing It Away! Saving Our Planet By Washing Dishes
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Help me give my students actual dishes and silverware instead of paper, plastic, and styrofoam as we learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle while preparing and sharing our lunchtime as a family.

How Does My Garden Grow? With Reclaimed Water and Compost
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Help me give my students a composter and rain barrel to use in their vegetable garden so they can help make the planet healthier as they learn to be healthier themselves.

My Montessori classroom integrates practical life into the daily curriculum which includes an outdoor learning environment and vegetable garden.

Ready, Set, Grow
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Help me give my students planters for our outdoor learning environment, so they can plant, care for, harvest, and then EAT vegetables as they learn more about plants and the world around them.

Getting Dirty to Get Cleaner Eating Habits
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

Getting Dirty to Get Cleaner Eating Habits! Potting Soil, Please!

Help me give my students organic potting soil and water-conserving coconut coir to plant their vegetable garden as they learn, grow, harvest, and EAT more nutritious snacks in our environmentally focused outdoor learning environment.

We Want to Welcome Our Fine, Feathered Friends
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

We Want to Welcome Our Fine Feathered Friends

Help me give my students a solar powered bird bath, bird feeder, and bird seed to observe, study, and help wild birds as we become better environmental citizens and make the world better for people and animals.

We Cannot Make a Tree, But We Really Need Three
August 13, 2019
Middleburg, Florida

We Cannot Make a Tree, but We Really Need Three

Help me give my students three live trees for our outdoor learning environment which is currently surrounded by concrete and brick walls so they learn about and experience the benefits we all get from trees, while becoming environmentalists.

No More Food Waste! Composting in the Garden
August 10, 2019
Richmond, Virginia

Go into any elementary school cafeteria at lunch and you will see a trash can overflowing with food waste. Despite our small school size, three to four large trash cans are filled every day with food waste and trash.

Baer School Safety City
August 01, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland

William S. Baer School is a public school in Baltimore City for children with severe disabilities. We would like to work with the school to create an outdoor track for the students to use for outdoor activities and physical training exercises.