Local Educators Integrate Sustainability into Education

Twenty educators from public and private schools in Central Oregon gathered at The Environmental Center last week to prepare to integrate sustainability into their teaching and prepare their buildings to reduce waste and energy use. The training program was provided with funding from the Gray Family Foundation and was designed to give teachers the tools and support to make changes at their schools with students on a green team. This cohort will meet two more times throughout the 2015-2016 school year to share their successes and challenges with creating sustainable schools and get ideas from one another on how to make their schools’ use of waste and energy sustainable. The training will culminate with a Green Schools Showcase in May when the Green Teams will come together to celebrate and share their successes.

For more information about this teacher training, please contact Jackie Wilson at jackie@envirocenter.org