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:  http://eeingeorgia.org/resource/about.aspx?s=81788.0.0.4863

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, Team-building/Problem-solving

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 : http://eeingeorgia.org/resource/about.aspx?s=87753.0.0.4863

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, Water

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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