*Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant*

The Georgia Recycling Coalition is now accepting applications for the 2010
Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant Awards. This program recognizes
excellence in recycling and waste reduction in Georgia. Three $500 grants
will be awarded to the top elementary, middle, and high schools.
Georgia public and private schools are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is September 24, 2010.

Complete Details go to:

Provider: Georgia Recycling Coalition

Audience Served: Private Schools, Public Schools

Age Groups: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade,
5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th
Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

Environmental Focus: Consumer Education, Recycling/Waste Management,

*Green Thumb Challenge 2010*

Between February 1 and August 31, 2010, The Green Education Foundation is
calling on schools and youth groups nationwide to plant 10,000 classroom and
outdoor gardens. The Green Thumb Challenge aims to connect kids across the
country with the joys and healthy benefits of gardening, providing
participants with beginner-friendly resources to plant gardens of any size.

Whether sowing seeds during one class period, planting bulbs in one
afternoon, or planning an outdoor garden that comes back year after year,
you and your students can be part of this exciting event. Any youth garden,
of any size, can be a part of the Green Thumb Challenge!

Lessons to support the Green Thumb Challenge and teach children about the
wonders and practices of gardening and composting are also provided. All
participants have an opportunity to be awarded $5,000 in recognition of
their garden project.

Complete Details :

Resource Types: Contest/Award, Educational Materials & Curricula,
Informational Materials / Brochures, Online Resources / Websites, Outdoor
Classroom Resources

Audience Served: Home Schools, Non-formal Educators, Private Schools, Public
Schools, Scouts/Youth Groups, Teachers

Age Groups: All Ages

Environmental Focus: Animals/Wildlife, Ecology, Best Practices,
Gardening/Composting, Habitats/Ecosystems, Nature Awareness, Plants, Soil,

Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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