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Lori Paradis Brant
Members of Connecticut Forest & Park Association
*As defined by the National Youth Leadership Council
What is it?
Student leadership skills
1. Professional Development
3.Environmental Service-Learning Action Projects
“Their work has shown me all the things students can accomplish when they’re given leadership opportunities and a voice,” says school enrichment coordinator/Green Rivers team advisor Christie Hazen and PLT CT Educator of the Year, 2011-2012.More on Two Rivers as a PLT GreenSchool!
“Our goal is to educate ourselves, our school, and do outreach work in nearby schools and towns. We want to teach others how to conserve energy, recycle, compost, and how to protect the environment. ”
Green Rivers You Tube Video
-Discover the connections among dust, air particles, and asthma
-Using technological tools
-School-Wide Energy Survey
-Creating a school map
-Using on-line calculators to determine the value of trees
Waste & Recycling
-Interview school personnel to learn about purchasing policies
-Understand their place in the local and regional watershed
“Our Green Rivers Club started as a grassroots thing, the idea of just two students. Now it involves the whole school community and many different projects. From the beginning, PLT’s GreenSchools! program has helped our students grow in skills, leadership, and environmental awareness.”
--Christie Hazen, Enrichment Coordinator, Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, East Hartford
and PLT CT Educator of the Year, 2011-2012
3. If you have an existing “Green Schools” type program – how might you partner with them to accomplish the goals of PLT’s GreenSchools! initiative?
PLT GreenSchools Facilitator: ADD YOUR NAME/CONTACT INFO IF DESIRED
PLT CT Coordinator: Lori Paradis Brant
Connecticut Forest & Park Association