Miami Schools Kick-Off National Green Week 2015

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The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization providing free lesson plans for K through 12 teachers to use in their classrooms during an annual National Green Week Challenge.

What is National Green Week?

National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week in February and the end of Earth Month (April). Participating districts, schools, classrooms or youth groups choose a week, then select from GEF’s sustainability focused programs to be their ‘green theme.’ Each theme provides 5 day standards-based lesson sets, activities, recommended reading, sustainability tips, contests, and more! Join over 10,000 schools and 5 million students in the largest sustainability education program running!

There are six themes available this year:

  • Green Building Program
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
  • I Ride Green

Each theme includes a complete K-2, 3-5, Middle School or High School level curricula and classrooms can submit their projects for a “Green in Action” award. The award includes up to $250 prize money for the classroom. Students can take the “Green Classroom Pledge” for other prizes.

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Melanie Dawn Molina Wood is a Miami native currently living in the historic downtown district. She has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, the NAR GREEN designation, and an Eco-broker credential. She is also a proud member of the US Green Building Council, and a member of the Sierra Club. For more information about sustainability in Miami, or to connect with a real estate agent anywhere in the world, contact Melanie Dawn by text/phone at 305.801.3133, or by email at

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