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Redesigning Our Future

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Reading Riding and Retrofit Program Improves Sustainability in Schools

Watch the sustainability in action video by the U.S. EPA.

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West Marion Elementary G.O.A.L.!

GOAL is a program that allows K-6 students to conduct science experiments, explorations and investigations through environmental and physical science. West Marion Elementary School is located in the Appalachian foothills and surrounded by an ecological environment and offers unique paths to learning.  Students have limited direct experience with the outdoors. The program strives to reverse this trend by introducing students to their natural habitat. 

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5 Asheville City Schools Start Composting

Kids at Hall Fletcher Elementary and four other elementary schools learned quickly that their lunch leftovers could help feed the school garden rather than fill up the county landfill.

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