ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-09-091

Date Created : 01/05/2009

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Communications - Julie Thompson, Director
Subject:
National Green Week

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Julie Johnson Thompson

Phone Number:
501-683-4786

E-mail:
julie.thompson@arkansas.gov

The Green Education Foundation is mobilizing more than one million students to participate in National Green Week, (www.nationalgreenweek.com) an environmental education campaign scheduled for the week of February 2-8, 2009. This annual event is a replication of the highly-successful Fisher Elementary Green School Experiment, conducted in a small, suburban school in Walpole, Massachusetts, in June 2008. This program resulted in students achieving a 70% waste reduction in classroom trash and in new town-wide recycling programs.

The Green Education Foundation will enrich National Green Week with green exercises, activities, and team projects that are easily incorporated into science, math, language arts, social studies, and creative arts curricula. The curriculum is designed to jumpstart a commitment for continuing environmental education and a lifetime of eco-friendly habits. Educators participating in National Green Week will have access to lesson plans and interactive forums at www.nationalgreenweek.com.

National Green Week is free. Schools simply need to enroll at www.nationalgreenweek.com or call 1-888-668-2298. Students will pledge to be green keepers and parents are notified to send snacks and drinks in reusable containers for the week of February 2-8, 2009.

For more information, please visit www.greeneducationfoundation.org or contact Victoria Waters, 888-668-2298 or vwaters@greeneducationfoundation.org

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