It is amazing how fast we grow and change as the years pass us buy. I remember when I was a child there were no blue and yellow recycling bins to put out one a week for pick up. No bins marked plastic, paper, and aluminum when throwing away trash at your local hotel or grocery store. Recycling is a sign of the change of time to me. My children have grown up knowing paper and cardboard go in the yellow bin and aluminum and plastic go in the blue one. Schools are now including lessons on “Going Green” and being more conscious of our environment and how we can help protect it by recycling.
Tom’s of Maine launched the “Green Your School Fund” in April to help teachers with environmental classroom projects. The “Green Your School Und” has $1M and will match donation’s made to an environmental classroom project (up to $2.000). Teachers around the country submitted their projects for consideration. From these initial submissions, 10 projects were chosen for their creativity and one winner will receive $25,000 in classroom funding.
Who wins is up to you! The initials submission of 250 creative projects from 40 different states were submitted and narrowed down to just 10 by Kevin Jonas and the 2016 National Teacher of the Year. The public is voting right now for the most creative project at www.greenschoolfund.com and will continue until October 17, 2016 at which time a winner will be selected. While teachers can no longer submit projects to be considered for voting they can still submit their environmental classroom project to receive the $2,000 match offer while funding lasts.
Watch as these kids don’t let their city location stop them from growing a garden!