Resources

Florida Green School Guide- Provides a framework for a semi-comprehensive green school program.

Florida Green School Guide: Miami-Dade edition

LOCAL RESOURCES

Dream in Green – Suggested Steps for Evaluating Energy Use and Developing a Plan for Reducing Energy Consumption at Your School

Palm Beach County Green Schools Recognition Program

PLT: GreenSchools! Program, professional development and service learning projects.

FL DOE’s Building a Healthy District: Florida Healthy District Self Assessment

 

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES BY GRADE

 EPA – Resources for teachers who wish to introduce the concepts of sustainability into their classrooms and for students who need assistance and guidance in their sustainable research projects:

Green Education Foundation: Green themed lessons K-12

EPA – Planet Protectors: Games and activities to reducing waste and saving resources (K-5 Grades in English and Spanish)

EPA – Make a Difference Campaign for Middle School Students: resources to help students make informed decisions for protecting the environment in their day-to-day life (6-8 Grade)

EPA – Your Environment. Your Choice. Green tips and resources for Teens (9–12 Grade)

National Green Week Curriculum– Lessons and Material for each grade level

Green Energy Challenge – All Lessons

EPA– Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction.  A School Guide:

U.S. EIA – Energy Kids: lessons, activities and resources about energy.

Learn how other schools across the country have developed and maintained successful recycling programs

Recycle Works–Students learn how many different living things are being affected just from your use of paper and what they can do to have less impact on the environment.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership

Green Schools Buying Guide to help schools make purchasing decisions that will pr­otect children’s health and the environment

Green Schools Leadership Center– Divided the green schools process into six different categories

National Best Practices Manual- for building high performance schools:

 EPA’s School Flag Program: Schools raise a brightly colored flag each day corresponding to the air quality forecast. Based on the color of the flag, outdoor activities can be modified when the air quality is unhealthy.

 

I. Reduced Environmental Impact and Cost ­

ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY

 

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

 

RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

GREEN COMPUTING

BUILDING DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE

 

VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND FUNDS

 

II. Health and Wellness

AIR QUALITY PRESERVATION

 

ASTHMA AND SUN SAFETY

 

CONTAMINANT MANAGEMENT

 

GREEN CLEANING AND PROCUREMENT

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS

 

NUTRITION

 

III. Environmental and Sustainability Education

 ENERGY CONSERVATION

 

ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

 

ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY LITERACY

 

HANDS-ON PROJECTS AND CHALLENGES

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

EVENTS AND AWARENESS

 

TEACHER RESOURCES

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

 

CONNECTING TO OUTDOORS

 

SCHOOL GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

 

FLORIDA HEALTHY DISTRICT

 

CAREER AND COLLEGE RESOURCES

SOCIAL NETWORKS

 

GREEN SCHOOL FUNDRAISING