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10/23/17

Owen High's 'Green Team' leads way to recycling

Owen High School’s recycling program kept about 60,000 Styrofoam lunch trays out of the landfill last school year – a big part of why it was named an NC Green School of Quality by the NC Green Schools Program.

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06/13/17

NC Green Schools and Lettuce Learn School Gardens Workshop

Monday, July 10, 2017, 10AM - 4PM at Parkway School in Boone, NC. Learn how to maximize volunteer support, involve the community in your school garden, and how to effectively prep materials and schedule garden activities. Plus, tap into the expertise of local cooperative extension agents as they share tips for incorporating container gardens and perennials in the school garden. Participants will also take home quick and easy "back pocket" activities and seed saving techniques that will boost confidence and help ensure school garden success.

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05/08/17

Earth Day Solar Schools Challenge Contest:

The NC Solar Schools Challenge enlivens your classes and empowers your students to explore solar power with engaging activities and prize-winning contests. We invite every teacher in North Carolina to sign up now and start learning more about solar energy with your class! Every teacher who signs up and adds a new class will be entered into a drawing to receive a Voltaic Solar Charger Kit for your classroom. Create a teacher account or log in to your existing account at ncsolarschools.org. Contest open until May 20.

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10/16/16

Redesigning Our Future

Four leading organizations - the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Working Group, and Yellowstone Forever - are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships. 

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06/29/16

NC Green Schools Hosts Learning Event for Teachers

NC Green Schools offered workshops on school gardens and renewable energy for the classroom at the NC Green Schools Learning Event in Boone on July 18. If you missed it, check out the resources for participants, including garden apps, all power points, and activity ideas.

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06/24/16

Salisbury Academy Earns NC Green Schools Award

Salisbury Academy recently received the NC Green School of Promise Award from the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Under the auspices of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, the NC Green Schools Program helps teachers connect and share ideas, offers resources and tools to help them start green initiatives and recognizes schools that meet specified goals.

The NC Green School of Promise Award is given to schools that are taking initial steps to improve their sustainability and environmental education curriculum.

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06/12/16

Two Rivers Community School Receives NC Green Schools Award

Boone, NC – Two Rivers Community School, a K-8 public charter school in Boone, recently received the NC Green School of Quality award from the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

It is the first school outside of Buncombe County to achieve the certification in Western North Carolina.

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06/12/16

Carolina International School Advances as NC Green School of Quality

Carolina International School (CIS) in Concord recently advanced to a NC Green School of Quality, a designation of the NC Green Schools Program, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the state’s schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Under the auspices of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, the NC Green Schools Program helps teachers connect and share ideas, offers resources and tools to help them start green initiatives and recognizes schools that meet specified goals.

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04/17/16

2016 NC Solar Schools Challenge

Inspire a generation of leaders and problem solvers through engaging classroom activities and creative contests exploring solar power. Bring STEM education to life with short in-class activities and earn digital badges and show off what your classes learn!

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