Sustainable School Program Partnership
EcoLiving is proud to offer any combination of the below programs to area schools. Our Executive Director, Mike Jones, is our lead consultant on the project. He has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature and has experience working elementary age children and educators. Our goal is to assist your school in any green and sustainability projects, courses, and curriculum development that suit your needs.
Programs, Projects, Consulting
EcoLiving will cover all material costs of any programs excluding the purchase of teacher resource materials (software, textbooks, subscriptions).
Teacher Resource Consultant/Researcher:
We provide a dedicated consultant to help search out any programs, grants, teacher resources, fieldtrips, guest speakers related to sustainability that your school might be interested in using. We’ll come in with our own suggestions, but we’ll also seek advice from your instructors. If they’re interested in a specific topic within the scope of sustainable living and environmental stewardship practices, we’ll be do the legwork and research to provide specific course materials to suit your teachers’ interests.
Unique Lesson Development For Your Curriculum:
If your class is studying addition, fractions, measurements, patterns, narrative, processes we can create a lesson combining sustainability practices and your area of focus. We do not want to take away from your class time, we want to add to it.
We can organize and lead a weekly lunchtime Sustainability Club including small projects like building a composting bin, a small rain barrel and water distribution system, or a recycling project like making paper for Mother’s Day’s cards. We can conduct a student-led school energy-use audit and then plan and implement simple energy savings initiatives.
We can organize on-going classroom-based activities and experiments like building terrariums, herb gardens, worm compost bins or any other projects.
We can assist each class in creating a Green Monster mascot. This includes working with the class during several sessions to create an image of the monster along with an origin story, storyboard, plot, and characters. We will provide stickers of the monster they design to place on recycling bins.
We can organize a Sustainable Home Investigation project in which students take their sustainability knowledge home via worksheets and simple tools (provided by EcoLiving) to use the scientific method to investigate their home’s sustainability. This includes counting and identifying the types of light bulbs, measuring water-flow, checking for leaky toilets with dye, and other simple experiments.
We are dedicated to the partnership. EcoLiving is excited to be able to provide the time and resources needed to make the program a success. We are also aware that the program absolutely must compliment the great work you are already doing and cannot interfere with your schools’ educational goals.