National Green Schools Society
NGSS Jr. and Elementary Chapters
Green Schools and several Green Schools Members were invited to attend a Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
“This effort aligns with Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, launched in December 2014, to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. The event will bring together students and educators engaged in climate literacy, as well as key leaders in the education community from government, academia, philanthropies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The program will include an interactive climate “assembly,” fireside chats with senior officials, demonstrations of innovative educational resources, and a panel featuring outstanding student leaders.”
We will share more about this amazing opportunity when we return!
I remember when I was 10 years old, running around the rolling green meadows of the breathtaking European Alps, and playing hide and seek with my sister. I grew up surrounded by nature in all forms and in a society where our Earth was revered culturally. It was engrained in my blood to take care of everything that surrounds me, whether it is a tree, or a small plant in the garden. These are memories that will never disappear from my mind. Living in Europe’s greatest ecosystem is one of the most beautiful things I can remember.