Choose your National Green Week Sustainability Theme!
GEF's sustainability programs are all free and are designed to make it easy for you to incorporate sustainability education in your classroom! Each program includes standards-based lessons, activities, recommended reading, contests and more! Join a program any time or schedule your sustainability initiatives around National Green Week.
National Green Week challenges schools, classrooms and youth groups to pick a sustainability theme and become the leader of their own sustainability initiatives! Choose a day or week between February 4 and the end of Earth Month (April) to participate. Big or small, everyone is encouraged to do something in support of sustainability during Green Week! Click to learn more about National Green Week!
To join a sustainability program, simply register to become a GEF member and indicate your interest in your favorite sustainability themes!
The Green Energy Challenge calls on schools across the nation to improve their energy efficiency through simple changes of behavior. This K-12 sustainability education program empowers children to take small steps that can have a big collective impact on our environment, our economy, and our societies.
The Green Thumb Challenge enlists schools and youth groups to gets kids gardening! GEF provides gardening tools and resources, as well as standards-based curriculum and activities to connect the garden with the classroom.
The Green Building Program encourages participants to learn about green building strategies through standards-based curriculum, case studies, and other GEF resources. Students and teachers learn how buildings impact the environment and how changes in the construction and use can help conserve natural resources.
I Ride Green invites participants to start easy-to-adopt green habits that can lead to lifelong healthy behaviors. Participants are encouraged to share success stories and strategies, set up carpooling schedules, and more!