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Nationwide event enlists an army of student "green keepers" to jumpstart sustainability education

(Add Date) - (Name of your school) is joining thousands of others from across the country to participate in eco-lessons and hands-on programs during Green Education Foundation's (GEF) National Green Week 2014, a sustainability education campaign that takes place from February 3 through the end of Earth Month (April). This initiative is designed to jumpstart a commitment for continuing sustainability education and a lifetime of eco-friendly habits.

Schools, classrooms, and youth groups are encouraged to choose a sustainability theme, such as waste reduction, energy and water conservation, sustainable transportation or green building, to focus on during Green Week.  Each GEF Sustainabiltiy Theme includes standards-based lessons, activities, contests and more.  This year, {Name of your School} has chosen the {Insert Theme} theme! 

Some of our sustainability focused projects and activities will include:  

  • {Insert examples of your own projects}

“By participating in National Green Week 2014, students will learn that simple decisions such turning off lights, adjusting thermostat settings and and packing snacks and drinks in reusable containers can add up to big savings in energy and waste,” noted Victoria Waters, CEO of GEF. “Children are in the best position to impact the future of the environment by developing green behaviors that become lifelong habits.”

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About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging them to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.

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