On the evening of October 29th, at the fifth Florida Green School Awards Ceremony and Banquet DEP’s Office of Environmental Education and the FGSN’s partners, hosted a dinner to celebrate the finalists of the 12-13 Florida Green School Awards. The honorees for the statewide competition in each of the five categories were announced during the ceremony. Please click HERE to review the list of honorees!
The Learn Green Conference is fast approaching! Please don’t forget to pre – register online at www.learngreenconference.com . The Early Bird registration price of $20 (for Parents, Teachers, Principals, Administrators and Government/Non-Profit representatives) ends THIS FRIDAY, October 25th! After the 25th, the cost goes up to $30, so don’t delay-register today. The Conference is definitely shaping up to be the best yet!
The results are in and the 2012-2013 finalists have been identified! Follow the below link to find out more about this year’s Florida Green School Awards finalists: http://www.floridagreenschoolnetwork.org/green-school-award/florida-green-school-awards/
The Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce that Florida will participate for the third year in the US-ED Green Ribbon Schools recognition. We are eager for Florida schools and school districts to apply for this important national recognition. Each state will be allowed to nominate up to four schools and one school district for the 2013-14 national award. To find out more about this national honor and to access the applications, please click HERE.
We look forward to receiving your 2013-2014 applications!!
Did you know that K-12 schools in the U.S. use about 6 million trees for the paper they buy? Or that K-12 schools are responsible for about 8% of U.S. carbon emissions? Join the Responsible Purchasing Network and the Green Schools Initiative for a Back-to-School webinar, a part of the Green Strides series from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn how to specify and find affordable products that will reduce waste and pollution, save energy and water, and safeguard health. The webinar will highlight green purchasing best practices in categories such as office supplies and equipment, cleaning supplies, art supplies, furniture, and interior paints.
Please register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625866433