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Western receives Green Ribbon for sustainability efforts - La Crosse Tribune

Western receives Green Ribbon for sustainability efforts - La Crosse Tribune | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Western Technical College’s sustainability practices have earned state recognition, and the college has been named the Green Ribbon representative for higher education in Wisconsin.
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Congratulations to Western for receiving the Post-Secondary U.S. ED-GRS for Wisconsin! 

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Binoculars for young citizen scientists!

Binoculars for young citizen scientists! | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Taking the time to pause and look at nature is a first step toward learning about and connecting to the natural world. Binoculars not only help us zoom in on birds, but they allow us to focus our a...
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Tell Cornell Lab of Ornithology how you are studying birds and you can be eligible to get 20 binoculars for your classroom.  They are giving away classroom sets each month! 

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STEM Career Q&A with Kamini Singha, Hydrologist | JASON Learning

STEM Career Q&A with Kamini Singha, Hydrologist | JASON Learning | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
What are your favorite hobbies or activities you do for fun? Rock and ice climb, road and mtn bike, swimming, running, spending time with friends. Do you play any musical instruments? I was a drummer through high school. What is your favorite non-science book, magazine, or blog? I love Eduardo Galeano’s Book of Embraces. What’s the most frequently played song on your mp3 player? I like all kinds of music, but I’ve got a special place for old Motown music.
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Have your students join this live webinar to learn about Kamini's work focusing on water -- "an essential resource for humans, not only for drinking, but for farming, manufacturing, cleaning, and many other important uses. She uses technologies similar to x-rays to allow her to peer into the earth and see what's happening beneath our feet."

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A webinar on 9/17 where your students can ask questions and learn about #STEM career fields in #enviroed. 

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Kohl's Green - Advancing Environmental Solutions

Kohl's is committed to protecting and conserving the environment by seeking innovative solutions that encourage long-term sustainability.
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Did you know that Kohl's Department Stores are energy star certified? Kohl's employs sustainability experts to lighten their footprint. 

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America’s Coolest Green Schools

America’s Coolest Green Schools | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Over 60 million Americans spend time in K-12 schools. Shouldn't kids learn in a safe, healthy, and environmentally-friendly places?
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Take a look at Lake Middle Middle School, one of Wisconsin's Green Ribbon Honorees

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U.S. Department of Education Green Strides

U.S. Department of Education Green Strides | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Information about U.S. Department of Education Green Strides
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Resources to help your school be more Green & Healthy! 

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Wisconsin DECA Community Service: DECA Goes Green

Wisconsin DECA Community Service: DECA Goes Green | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Do you have  a DECA chapter at your school? Involve DECA students with marketing your Green & Healthy Schools efforts! 

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The 12 Fruits And Veggies With The Most Pesticides

The 12 Fruits And Veggies With The Most Pesticides | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Unless it's smothered in caramel or part of a sugary pie, we can't think of many times when an apple isn't good for you. But the ever-nutritious fruit once again tops a bad-news list that might make you consider it in a different light.

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Weekly News Article - Four Wisconsin Green & Healthy schools honored as national Green Ribbon Schools winners - Wisconsin DNR

Weekly News Article - Four Wisconsin Green & Healthy schools honored as national Green Ribbon Schools winners - Wisconsin DNR | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Wisconsin DNR Weekly News for April 30, 2013 (Four Wisconsin Green & Healthy schools honored as national Green Ribbon Schools winners http://t.co/XLlEwkW9t4)...
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Green & Healthy Schools and PLT Green Schools lead the way to Green Ribbon in Wisconsin. 

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Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment | Children's Health Protection | US EPA

Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment | Children's Health Protection | US EPA | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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This curriculum fpr ages 9-13 could be a perfect fit to help your school become Green & Healthy! 

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Thanks for sharing this Victoria. Really good stuff indeed!
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U.S. Department of Education Green Strides

U.S. Department of Education Green Strides | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
STEM Programs at ED
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Do you want to be recongized as the next Green Ribbon School? Check out ways to integrate STEM into your Environmental Education program. 

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Making the Case for Environmental Health, Academic Performance and High-Performing Facilities

Making the Case for Environmental Health, Academic Performance and High-Performing Facilities: The first webinar in the 10-part Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Master Class Webinar Series.

This webinar will:

· Explore the most compelling and motivational evidence for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management in schools.· Highlight the value of creating a green and healthy school.· Demonstrate return on investment and other results school districts are achieving, such as increased cost savings and improved student performance.· Identify IAQ issues unique to schools.· Prepare participants to take action to implement IAQ management plans that address health, academic performance and facility efficiency.
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Grow your Green & Healthy School by attending this webinar on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 2:00 CST.

Followed by a live mentoring and Q&A session

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Waging War Against Global Food Waste | Geograph...

Waging War Against Global Food Waste | Geograph... | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food.
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How are you reducing food waste in your Green & Healthy School? 

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Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
HSC advocates for policies and practices that allow students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
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Check out these webinars to help your school become greener and healthier. #ghswi

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Dr Pepper Snapple cuts PET use by 60.7 million pounds

Dr Pepper Snapple cuts PET use by 60.7 million pounds | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
The soft-drink company says it has exceeded its sustainability goals while cutting the use of the packaging-material chemical.
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Read about how product redesign can save resources and money.

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Summer 2013 | Conservation Magazine

Summer 2013 | Conservation Magazine | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Volume 14, Number 2 Features Vino EcologySome of the best winemaking regions sit on the same real estate as the most biologically rich habitats on Earth. As
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Looking for ways to bring in more environment-based articles to support CCSS in your classroom? 

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[Infographic] The importance of green schools

[Infographic] The importance of green schools | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Are projects to green our schools really worth the effort? This infographic from the US Green Building Council explains why green schools are so important.
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How are you growing a Green & Healthy School? Wisconsin schools can get started at: www.GHSWisconsin.org

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LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use

LEED green building standard clears first hurdle for governmentwide use | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Federal News Radio - Your source for federal news, now. (News "LEED green building standard clears 1st hurdle for governmentwide use" The Green Building Advisory Committee...
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Wisconsin Green Ribbon Schools

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Wisconsin has 5 Green Ribbon Honorees out of 78 nationwide. Read more about their accomplishments. 

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Wisconsin celebrates 4 Green Ribbon Schools and 1 School District Sustainability Award honorees. Start planning now for your 2014 application! 

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Knowledge Sharing Ecosystem Services & the True Value of Water : Center for a Better Life

Knowledge Sharing Ecosystem Services & the True Value of Water : Center for a Better Life | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Has your school examined water use? How does your school value water? This article provides an interesting business perpective. 

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Awards -- U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Awards -- U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools | Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin | Scoop.it
The schools awards the Green Ribbon Schools program that will recognize schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost...
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Check out Wisconsin's Green & Healthy Sugar Maple Schools who were recognized with the 2013 Green Ribbon Award.

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