Greening Missouri Schools Workshop
Environment - Health - Education
Smithton MIddle School, Columbia Missouri - July 12, 2012
This past year, the U.S. Department of Education began a Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that have taken steps to make their buildings more environmentally friendly, to promote healthier practices and to incorporate more science and environmental education into their curriculum. It took this step because of these demonstrated benefits of greener schools:
- Buildings that are more environmental and energy and water efficient can help save money.
- Practices that promote healthy diets, regular exercise and cleaner buildings can help reduce absenteeism and health-related risks.
- Education that incorporates outdoor experiences and real world problem solving is more engaging and can help improve learning outcomes.
While Missouri has chosen not to participate in the 2013 Green Ribbon Schools program, using the 2012 application as a guide can help schools green their buildings, their health outcomes and their education.
9:45 – Welcome
10:00 to 10:50 – Intro to Green Ribbon Schools Program
11:00 – 11:50 – Pillar 1:Net Zero Impact
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 – Pillar 2: Health
1:30 – 2:20 – Pillar 3: Education
2:30 – 3:00 – Wrap up
Dress is informal. Registration includes Lunch
Location and Directions
Smithton Middle School
3600 West Worley, Columbia
Cost $10 for the first person from a school or district, $5 for each additional person from the same school or district
Registration Deadline - July 9, 2012
Download a registration form
Questions: email Jan Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org