Green Your School Workshop
Date and Location
When (Date/Time)November 30, 2012, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
WhereBucks County Community College Newtown Campus, Gateway Auditorium, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
The workshop will include presentations on proven, student-led energy , resource conservation and other environmental and wellness programs in schools. It will highlight a variety of compelling success stories from schools including some energy programs that have resulted in a reduction in energy usage of 12-35% achieved solely through education and conservation
measures. These reductions can translate into significant savings — more than $300,000 in some school districts!
The workshop will feature:
• An introduction to the US Department of Education’s “Green Ribbon Schools” program.
• Successful practices for building in-school campaigns, aimed at educating and
engaging students and teachers in programs that address the impacts of their building on their environment and health.
• Hands-on marketing and communication tools such as graphic arts to bring about
behavioral changes that drive conservation and other green school initiatives.
Following the workshop, schools will have the opportunity to submit proposals for projects or initiatives in their school and be provided with an EarthForce volunteer to assist with