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Corporate and Community Partnerships Watershed Education Strategies. Alyssa Hawkins Claire Hayes Chris Boehle Director Director Environmental Engineer
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Alyssa HawkinsClaire Hayes Chris Boehle
Director Director Environmental Engineer
Earth Force Dunwoody Nature Center General Motors
Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future.
Among Earth Force students
74% report an increase in the skills needed to effect changes in their community.
78% report a better understanding of environmental issues.
76% report that their Earth Force experience makes them want to learn more.
Improve, and preserve twenty-two acres of DeKalb County’s Dunwoody Park as a natural classroom for environmental education.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School seeks to provide a superior program that encourages intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical growth. The School emphasizes learning as a lifelong process and strives to accommodate the individual learning styles of students. The religious program provides knowledge of Christian teaching while fostering respect for and understanding of other beliefs.
Environmental Sciences Education
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (CERES)
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
World Environmental Center (WEC)
Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN)
Community Action and Problem Solving (CAPS)
Earth Force After School (EFAS)
Michigan Civics Initiative
Seasonal Camps and Classes
School Field TripsCommunity Involvement
DNC’s educational philosophyincludes:
Citizens can and SHOULD play an active role in watershed protection
Dr. William B. Stapp
Community & Corporate
Local Environmental Partner
Any organization may participate as a White Level Partner. These Partners promote and support the goals of the Program by providing training, consultation or other services to Partners. White Level Partners include organizations such as community groups, trade associations, citizen advisory panels, environmental organizations and consultancies.
The Yellow Level is the entry point for most applicants to the program, and Partners at this level are just beginning to develop proactive environmental policies, procedures and educational efforts.
Red Level Partners already are putting their programs in place. These Partners are proactively involved in pollution prevention and cost-saving strategies and are actively integrating environmental stewardship into their daily business operations.
A Blue Level Partner has reached the highest achievement level and is a model environmental leader. Blue Level Partner programs integrate robust pollution prevention efforts, community outreach. Companies that are already enrolled in the National Environmental Performance Track program may complete an abbreviated Partnership application for the Blue Level. Membership at the Blue Level is unlimited in years, but organizations must demonstrate continual improvement.
8 water quality monitoring events in 2005
GREEN Partnership members give classroom presentations on:
Dunwoody Nature Center Events
The ultimate goal of these programs is to foster enthusiasm about these issues through a combination of innovation, technology, and partnerships that support the following principles: