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Turn off the lights!
PPS students answer the question, "How can you save energy at home and at school?"
Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland have joined forces to offer the Backyard Habitats Certification Program.Sunnyside School, Maplewood, Astor Elementary, and Skyline School have all been certified, but more George Middle School, Rieke, and Chapman Elementary are in progress!! Visit the "Backyard Certificaton" page, listed under Sustainability!
Take your 3rd-5th grade class on a field trip to Forest Park!
"The hikes are designed to engage students in experiential learning about the natural world, get them outdoors and active, and exercise their creativity, integrating geological, ecological and cultural concepts." - Lucy Cohen
-Trails and Restoration Coordinator & Education Specialist, of The Forest Park Conservancy
Click here to read Lucy's letter to teachers!
Sustainability News and Highlights
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) Launch Party
Click on the flyer below for more details!
Youth Summit on Transit Justice May 17th, 11:00-4:30PM
We are hosting our first Youth Summit on Transit Justice on May 17, 2014 from 11am-4:30pm at David Douglas High School. In this youth-led process our intention is to organize youth from across the county and build adult partnership to address our region's transit issues. This is our first step to increase youth access to transit in Portland and Multnomah County.
The first part of the summit is for youth-only to caucus, and build awareness and community, while developing action steps in different ways. The presence of invited policy makers and community leaders is requested in the afternoon to listen to youth stories of challenges to accessing transit and engage young people in dialogue around how we can increase awareness and access in our community.
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Contribute to Oregon Green Schools when you shop at Fred Meyer!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Oregon Green Schools at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (91914). Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Oregon Green Schools earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today!