Green Schools Student Leaders with Governor Patrick at MA STEM Summit!
Green Schools Interviews Secretary Richard K. Sullivan at The Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Green Schools 5th Annual Green Difference Awards
With Commissioner Sylvia & EPA Administrator, Curt Spalding at the 7th Annual Green Schools Summit at EPA New England
Green Schools National Network Advisory Board
Had a Great Time at PA on Student Sustainability Leadership Day!
Green Schools National Conference-Student Summit Outdoor Learning
Green Schools and Lt. Governor, Tim Murray, present the 1st STEM in Education Green Difference Award at The MA Green Schools Summit
eSTEM Breakout Session at The 2nd White House Women & Environment Summit
1st Class of NGSS [National Green Schools Society] Graduates-2013
Spotlight on Touchstone Community School-Green Difference Award Winner
The Touchstone Community School (TCS) in Grafton is a leader in Environmental Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Guided by their mission, students and staff at the Touchstone Community School “envision communities working together to care for, appreciate, and protect the earth and universe…” In practice this translates to real results. Students cultivate food plants at the school’s greenhouse and garden using school-generated compost and water-conserving rain barrels. The harvest is used for everything from after school snacks to inspiration for young writers to wholesome donations to the local food bank. To complement the work at the premises, TCS has “cultivated” a community link with the Brigham Hill Community Farm in town where students can be seen working even during the summer months! The fauna and flora adjacent to the school are accustomed to curious students in their midst. As TCS considers the possibility of incorporating solar cells in its campus master plan and as it celebrates its 30th anniversary (nice!) Green Schools wishes TCS all the best and, once again, Congratulations for being a 2012 Green Difference Award winner!