Utah Green Schools!

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Utah Green Schools

 
 
 
 
All who apply will receive a 10% discount for the 2018 Utah Environmental Education Conference coming up Septembe 14-15, in Salt Lake CityWe have fantastic speakers and presenters lined up–join us for this wonderful networking opportunity!
 
For more information on the 2018 Utah Environmental Education Conference, see our Conference Program.
 
 

FREE Clean Air School Kit!! (as supplies are available)

Participation earns credit toward Utah Green Schools recognition!
 
Visit http://usee.org/programs/cleanairschoolkit, to find out more about the Clean Air School Kit.
 
 

Join the Utah Green Schools Network, and Put Your School on the Map! – CLICK HERE!

 

What is Utah Green Schools?

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Utah Green Schools is an environmental education initiative to recognize and inspire 21st century sustainable practices in every facet of the schools in Utah including environmental literacy, health and wellness and building facilities.

In order to accomplish our goals of greater outreach through the state, including underserved populations, we have streamlined our process with an efficient Reporting Metrics.

We have strongly aligned our program to the well respected, nationwide programs of Green Schools Alliance, Project Learning Tree GreenSchools and the NAAEE.

We have partnered with these organizations to develop a rigorous Green Schools program with a strong foundation based in a robust national network, peer reviewed strategic environmental education programming, and coupled this with a Whole School Sustainability Framework, which uses guiding principles for integrating sustainability into all aspects of a school organization. We hope to effectively leverage the extensive expertise and shared fundamental values and principles of each of these proven organizations. This system framework is organized into the three components of schools: organizational culture, physical place, and educational programs. These 3 components are the foundation of the Reporting Metrics we are using for the Portfolio Form that Utah Green Schools are required to complete.

The Project Learning Tree GreenSchools Investigations inspire students as leaders in the quest to take responsibility for improving the environment at their school, home and in their community. The nationwide environmental service-learning program helps improve students’ academic performance in STEM subjects and prepares them for the globally competitive 21st century workplace. It provides teachers and students with training and resources to create healthier schools – and save money.

Who Should Participate?

What are you doing to green your school? What would you like to do? This project is targeted to reach schools, school districts, parents, businesses, non-profits, and politicians spanning the state of Utah. Whether you have been implementing green practices at your school for years or you are new to the idea, we want you to apply.

Why Utah Green Schools?

  • Reduce operational costs of your school
  • Promote health and education of students
  • Provide students leadership and mentoring opportunity
  • Conserve limited resources
  • Strengthen your community
  • Connect to your environment
  • Create a stronger state EE Network among schools & community partners

The Application Process:

Upon submission of the application, the Programs Manager will contact you with further explanation and a link to the Portfolio Form. You may submit and work on the form throughout the school year until the Portfolio deadline on April 30, 2018. At that time, access to the form will be closed, and the Utah Green Schools Steering Committee will review the results.

Schools will be notified of their Utah Green Schools status and the appropriate banners and yearly hangers along with certificates will be given out prior to the end of the school year. USEE will also provide year-end Portfolio Reports to be used ​as​ ​a​ ​tool​ ​to​ ​see​ ​growth​ ​over​ ​time​ ​and​ ​gain​ ​ideas​ ​for
other​ ​possibilities​ ​that​ ​are​ ​feasible​ ​for​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​school.


Click on the icons below for 1) Sample Portfolio Form and 2) Sample Year-End Report.

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Timeline:

Application Deadline

February 28, 2019

Portfolio Deadline

April 30, 2019


Utah Green Schools Resources:

Utah Green Schools Partners in Utah:

Click here for a list of links to our partners' websites.


Utah Green Schools Networking Map:

Click here to view the Utah Green Schools Networking Map.

Click here to be added to the Utah Green Schools Networking Map.


Presentations from the 2016 Utah Green Schools Summit:

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What is USEE?

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE encourages environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

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