Fwd: Spotlight on National Green Week Contests and Prizes
Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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National Green Week 2013 is Here!
National Green Week is a time to make your students aware of important sustainability topics and get them excited to do their part to make a difference! What better way to drum up enthusiasm than with a fun and educational contest?
This year, there are three contests available at the national level to participate in during Green Week, each with their own great prizes and sustainability focus. Visit our website to learn more about the contests or keep reading!
Green Week Insights from the Experts!If you missed our on-air event, you can still watch the recorded version of our conversation with sustainability champions from across the country. Hear their strategies and insights for a successful sustainability project. Watch Now!Green In Action Awards are granted to inspiring projects based on GEF's sustainability themes. Winners are those schools, classrooms or youth groups who have demonstrated their commitment, creativity, or passion for sustainability in their application. Great application materials include photos, videos, essays, or artwork describing your environmental project, weigh-in, activity, community service project, or green team program! There are so many ways to participate and make a difference so show us how YOU are a champion for sustainability!Submissions will be reviewed and assessed based on creativity, educational value, and potential for sustainability and replication.Winners receive $250 for their school or group and will be featured on GEF's website.Read the complete contest rules, get project ideas, and view award winners from previous years in the Green in Action section of the website.Conducting a water audit of your home or school is a great way to understand how much water you use (and possibly waste! ) every day. You'll also identify areas in need of improvement. Being aware is the first step in taking action and making a big difference! Use one of GEF's free water audits, or use your own, and submit a summary of the results or the completed worksheet by May 31 to be entered to win!One winner will receive $250 to put toward math or science supplies and 500 reusable water bottles for their school.Read more about the contest in the Sustainable Water Challenge section.The Green Classroom Pledge outlines simple ways a classroom can have a significant impact on the environment. Although the actions may seem small and insignificant on the individual level, by working together the classroom can have a big collective impact. Students are also encouraged to help their families save energy, waste and water at home by implementing some of the items on the pledge. Have your students sign the pledge and take a picture of the group. Submit it to GEF by April 30 to win!One winner will receive 20 Green Packs for their classroom. Green Packs include a reusable shopping bag, water bottle and snack containers.Find the complete rules and download the pledge in the Green Energy Challenge section.Molly HislopDirector, Programs and Marketing