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Resources to start Waste-Free Lunches

Caryle Krohn, parent leader at Chehalem Elementary in Beaverton, led waste-free lunches this year, encouraging students and their families to think critically about food and packaging waste. Attached here are three documents: Procedure document detailing how she launched it Letter to parents explaining the initiative (in English and Spanish) And a cost breakdown

Rachel Willis June 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 Cafeteria, Waste Free Lunch, waste reduction
Earth Day ideas!

Want to celebrate Earth Day at your school, but running short on ideas? Here is a list of fun activities Eco-School parent leaders have planned. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to be put in contact with another parent who has planned an event.

Rachel Willis December 9, 2019 January 16, 2020 Earth Day
NRDC – Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change

https://www.nrdc.org/stories/your-guide-talking-kids-all-ages-about-climate-change Your Guide to Talking With Kids of All Ages About Climate Change Tips for discussing the basic facts, answering tough questions, and helping your kids cope with climate anxiety—even when you, too, are feeling overwhelmed. Sex. Drugs. Global extinction. When difficult subjects come up, it’s not easy being a parent—especially when that subject is climate change. But a parent, […]

Will Musser January 15, 2020 January 15, 2020 Climate change
Garden Education (PLC) Professional Learning Community Opportunity

Announcing the Garden Education PLC!   Are you interested in using a school garden to increase hands-on learning for your students? Growing Gardens is forming a Portland-region Professional Learning Community (PLC) for classroom teachers and informal educators to support each other in using school gardens to enhance curriculum and increase student engagement. We are recruiting up to 12 educators to find new ways of […]

Nadya Burchette November 21, 2017 February 4, 2019 Gardens
School Garden Coordinator Training

  Growing Gardens is excited to announce that registration is now open for the School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training June 25-29th in Portland, OR. Through this 35 hour training, leaders in the field will share best practices for building, using and maintaining school and youth food gardening programs. By the end of this training, you will have knowledge, skills and resources to implement and maintain an edible school garden project built on a foundation […]

Nadya Burchette April 11, 2018 February 4, 2019 Gardens
Anti-Idle Campaign

Step-by-step campaign carried out by West Tualatin View Green Team

Jeanne roy December 14, 2018 December 14, 2018 Anti-Idle Campaign
Student Green Team Planning Worksheet

A worksheet for your planning as the initiator

Jeanne roy September 21, 2017 October 5, 2017 Green Team - Student
Ainsworth/Celeste Lewis party pac docs
Celeste Lewis August 28, 2017 August 28, 2017
Recycling Collection Event at School

An example of a collection event at school for difficult to recycle items

Jeanne roy July 30, 2017 July 30, 2017 Recycling Collection Events

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