MA Environmental Literacy Plan

 Vision for the MA ELP
Massachusetts residents will develop an understanding of the interconnected relationship between community, economy and the environment.  They will have an appreciation of the impacts their choices and actions have on others, locally and globally, and the natural systems that support our lives.  Residents of the Commonwealth will make environmentally responsible choices regarding complex issues that affect the environment, their families and communities, and the world beyond our state.  Citizens will act to help the state achieve a healthy balance between the needs of human societies and the natural world through education, innovation, and stewardship, all with an environmental ethic.  Residents of Massachusetts will have positive personal connections with the rest of the natural world – they will become environmentally literate citizens of the Commonwealth.

MA ELP Flyer

MA ELP Slides

MA ELP Stakeholder Survey and share the link with your networks.

Student Survey (ages 12-21)

For more information about the MA ELP, visit SAGEEE [Secretaries Advisory Group for Energy & Environmental Education].

7th Annual MA Green Schools Summit

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Developing Energy & Environmentally Literate Students, Schools, and Citizens for the 21st Century Commonwealth! April 2nd, 2014, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

EPA New England Headquarters, a LEED Certified Building!!
5 Post Office Square #100, Boston, MA 02109

Space is limited. Must register to attend this event. Light refreshment and afternoon snack provided.

Join Green Schools & US EPA Region 1 for the 7th Annual MA Green Schools Summit, “Developing Energy & Environmentally Literate Students, Schools, and Citizens for the 21st Century Commonwealth!”

Green Schools is a multi-award winning nonprofit organization, organized for Environmental Education & Environmentally Literacy purposes. Green Schools works to develops the Next Generation of Students & Schools through innovative Environmental Education, STEM Education, Leadership Development, and Environmental Stewardship.

Must Register to attend this event: Summit Registration!

Summit Flyer

Summit Agenda

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Nominate A Green Difference Maker for the 2014 Green Difference Awards!


Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding Environmental Education & STEM Education efforts led in our Schools & Communities at our Annual Green Difference Awards.

This event will take place at the MA State House in the spring [May 28, 2014] 

Green Difference Makers can be: Principals, Teachers, Advisors, Schools, Students, or School Groups/Clubs.

Application period open until April 14th:Green Difference Award Nomination – 2014

Green Schools had a Most Impactful 2012-2013!


Read Green Schools Annual Report 2012-2013

Green Schools Student Leader, Val, Hopes to Study STEM at Northeastern University!

valcollage_SM“My interest in technology and my ardent passion for creating has been growing ever since I was a child. When my parents purchased my 1st set of LEGO’s I spent the majority of my free time constructing a variety of creations. At the age of seven, I received a spot in the LEGO catalog for my creation of an airplane…. This was no ordinary airplane. I used an old toothbrush motor and a battery, and incorporated it into the LEGO airplane. The motor powered a small propeller and this aspect made the airplane much more interesting to me. Later on, in high school I decided to pursue classes like Engineering and Technology, Physics, and AP Calculus, as well as work with STEM-related organizations such as Green Schools. By the end on my junior year I noticed that a majority of my interests pointed towards STEM subjects, and at the start of senior year I decided that I would most enjoy the fields of Technology and Computer Science. This is when I decided that pursuing STEM studies in college would be an ideal choice for me.


I want to Green More Students & Schools!

Green Schools Events

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What is Green Schools?

Cultivating MA “brain power”

Green Schools Promo Video

Student Ambassador Video

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