|Florida Green School Guide- Provides a framework for a semi-comprehensive green school program.
Dream in Green – Suggested Steps for Evaluating Energy Use and Developing a Plan for Reducing Energy Consumption at Your School
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.
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
RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
BUILDING DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND FUNDS
II. Health and Wellness
AIR QUALITY PRESERVATION
ASTHMA AND SUN SAFETY
GREEN CLEANING AND PROCUREMENT
III. Environmental and Sustainability Education
ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY LITERACY
HANDS-ON PROJECTS AND CHALLENGES
GRANTS AND AWARDS
EVENTS AND AWARENESS
DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
CONNECTING TO OUTDOORS
SCHOOL GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
FLORIDA HEALTHY DISTRICT
CAREER AND COLLEGE RESOURCES
GREEN SCHOOL FUNDRAISING