Green Team

The Green Team—
For Sustainable Selves, Schools, and Economics

Are you concerned about the Environment?  Are you looking for an opportunity to explore, or make, the shift to a more Green, sustainable way of living?   Are you looking for a new opportunity to provide service and leadership on campus?    Join The Green Team!  Along with specific guidance, structure and lessons, this class will build on a model of student empowerment and collaboration. You will take responsibility and action on a daily basis– to Green yourself, our school, and the community.  You will decide how to make a better future today.  You will DO in this class.

Watch our movie: Green Pledge

Specific Program Goals:

Websites relating to the work in Green Team

Green Schools:

http://www.mediapolicycenter.org/projects/growinggreenerschools.php

featuring a 6 minute video about the movement that we are a part of.  How else can we green our school and district?

http://www.collectiveroots.org/initiatives/environmental_action/green_schools

resources for and about green schools

Student activism:

http://www.rootsandshoots.org/

a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, this is an international network of grassroots youth activists working towards a healthy environment for all living creatures.

http://www.earthteam.net/

local, student run activist network

http://www.thegreennews.net/

this is a local teen produced webzine from Earth Team

http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/greencup/index.html 

student-run competition between schools;  the rest of the website offers stories and support for greening schools

www.nrdc.org/greensquad

The Green Squad -the fact sheets in the library might be helpful.

http://www.teensturninggreen.org/

Teens Turning Green is a national movement of youth transforming the world by investigating and eliminating toxic exposures in daily lives, schools and communities, advocating for change in policy and habits to protect our health, and educating peers and the community about greener alternatives.

Teen Consumer Lifestyle Choices:

http://ibuydifferent.org 

Be different. Live different. Buy different.

Climate Action: 

http://www.350.org/

http://www.theclimatecommunity.com/about/

there is a middle school section

Towards Sustainability in the Long-term

http://www.postcarbon.org/ 

Post Carbon Institute helps individuals and communities understand and respond to the environmental, societal, and economic crises created by our dependence on fossil fuels.  Based in Sebastopol, CA.

http://www.transitionus.org/

Transition Initiatives are part of a vibrant, international grassroots movement that builds community resilience in response to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.