Contests & Awards
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- September 28, 2013: Green Apple Day of Service
- September 30, 2013: Workshop Proposal Deadline: Green Schools National Network Annual Conference
- October 9-12, 2013: NAAEE National Conference
- November 6-7, 2013: Green California Schools Summit
- September 30, 2013: Captain Planet Foundation Grants
- September 30, 2013: Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants
- October 15, 2013: Wild Ones Seeds For Education Grants
- October 15, 2013: Lowe's Toolbox For Education Grants
EVENTS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EVENT: Green Apple Day of Service
Date: September 28,2013
Description: The Green Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning communities through local service projects. Look at the map on the website to locate projects in your area or register your own!
Register Your Own Project: http://service.mygreenapple.org/page/event/create
More Info: http://www.mygreenapple.org/dayofservice
EVENT: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) National Conference
Date: October 9-12, 2013
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: Convenes top educators, government officials, researchers, nonprofit and community groups, environmental experts, corporations, and others. With the shared mission of advancing environmental education throughout society, attendees discuss how environmental education to achieve environmental goals
More Info: http://www.naaee.net/conference
EVENT: Green California Schools Summit 2013
Date: November 6-7, 2013
Location: Pasadena, CA
Description: The Green California Schools Summit was established to provide a meeting place for stakeholders in the greening of California's schools - from faculty managers, finance officers, teachers and administrators to architects, engineers and curriculum developers. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to share innovations in policy, technology and practice. The Summit will be held in conjunction with the Green California Community Colleges Summit, giving registrants access to additional educations sessions and a larger Expo.
More Info: http://www.green-technology.org/gcschools/index.html
EVENT: Green Schools National Conference
Date: March 27-29, 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
Description: The Green Schools National Network is having their annual Conference March 27-29 in Sacramento California. The Conference brings together leaders and early adopters of green school practices, and participants of the Conference will be able to work with and meet others who are passionate about transforming schools.
Register: https://nationalgreenschools.org/2014/registration/. Prices vary; register before November 30, 2013 for Early Bird pricing.
Deadline for Workshop Proposals: September 30, 2013. http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/conference/programming/request-for-proposals/
More Info: http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/conference/about/
PROJECT LEARNING TREE GREENWORKS! GRANTS
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Description: PLT provides GreenWorks! grants to PLT trained educators for students to implement environmental improvement projects. Some examples of past projects include habitat restoration, watershed improvement, school gardens, outdoor classrooms, recycling and energy conservation.
Grants: the popular and traditional GreenWorks! grants up to a max of $1,000 or GreenWorks! grants of up to $3,000 for registered PLT GreenSchools (register your school for free- link is on grant application page).
More Info: http://www.plt.org/greenworks
CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION GRANTS
Dates: September 30, 2013 and January 31, 2014
Description: The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants 3 times a year to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation: to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
Grants: Up to $2,500. Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their program.
More Info: http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/?s_email_id=20130814_ECO_ENG_Newsletter|OldP
WILD ONES SEEDS FOR EDUCATION GRANTS
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Description: Wild Ones offers assistance for all aspects of projects which: expand learning opportunities by enhancing schoolyards with nature trails, butterfly gardents, prairies, woodland wildflower preserves, and similar projects. Projects must meet the following essential criteria: 1) Youth engagement in planning and doing. 2) Creation of an ecosystem community based on native plants. 3) Focus on hands-on educational activities.
Apply: go to http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/?s_email_id=20130814_ECO_ENG_Newsletter|OldP. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click to download the application!
More Info: http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/?s_email_id=20130814_ECO_ENG_Newsletter|OldP
LOWE'S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANTS
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Description: Lowe's Toolbox for Education offers grants between $2,000-$5,000 for any individual public K-12 school or associated non-profit parent group. There is a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (indoor/outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. Projects must be able to be completed within one year of grant reception to be considered.
Apply: To apply, go to http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/hta.html. Follow the steps in the Pre-Application Checklist found on the website. Add/Confirm your school in their database, then click the Apply Now button to start submitting!
More Info: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/index.html
Description: There are several Do Something Grants offered to youth each week: 1) Seed Grants are offered to start a community action project or program or take an existing successful project/organization to the next level. $500 each week. 2) Project Pitch Grants are offered to take a project or organization to the next level with a strong pitch. Check out their "Do Something U" video, "How to Pitch Your Project," for tips, then upload your best pitch for a chance to win one of five $250 grants given each month. 3) Do Something Club Grants: Grants help sustain official Do Something Clubs and their community social action projects. Five grants worth $250 each month.
More Info: http://www.dosomething.org/grants
CONTESTS & AWARDS
CONTEST: Like A Drop of Water Essay Contest
NO DEADLINE. Six winners per month.
Description: Like A Drop of Water’s writing contest encourages youth ages 8-17 to share their ideas on how they and their countries can reduce climate change and pollution. Parents, grandparents and teachers are encouraged to share their ideas with their young authors. Teachers and their students may submit a class essay as well as serve as judges. "Like drops of water that make up the oceans, millions of people of all ages, can lead the way to creating the positive changes we need to create a sustainable planet."
Award: 6 Awards of $50-$100 per month through June 2015. Each year the top fifty essays will be sent to the White House and made available to governments across the world. Bi-yearly, the one hundred winning essays will be published as an e-book for world wide distribution.
To Enter: http://www.likeadropofwater.org/entry-form/
Official Rules: http://www.likeadropofwater.org/official-rules/
More Info: http://www.likeadropofwater.org/