One of the added benefits of implementing web-based resources like PublicSchoolWORKS is a reduction in the amount of paper your school or district uses, which is a big step in the right direction if you’re considering “going green.”
To celebrate this effort and to make sure your students know the benefit going green has on our environment, consider celebrating Earth Day. This year, the holiday falls on Friday, April 22nd, leaving plenty of time to plan a school or district-wide event for students.
We compiled a few resources to help you plan going-green or Earth Day programming:
- The Center for Green Schools explains how incorporating sustainability into schools and their communities can impact student health and learning, school operational costs and the environment
- Earth Day Network’s Earth Day Toolkit provides information on how to create or attend a registered event
- Green School Initiative offers activity and workshop ideas for Earth Day
- Green School Initiative also offers a list of Earth Day curricula, supplemental resources and lesson ideas