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Aug
08

Field Trip! Dirt Hugger Tour Recap

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With many schools serving over 350 meals each day, and the rest of the student body bringing meals from home with a wide array of foods and packaging, a lot of waste is generated in the cafeteria. Clark County currently sends over 200 shipping containers, each filled with 60,000 pounds of trash, to the landfill each week. In an effort to reduce was...
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Jul
26

School Lunches: The Cost of Convenience

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It's almost that time again. You had a break from packing school lunches for the summer, and now the new school year is just around the corner.  A home- packed lunch can take on many forms. There are so many new packaging styles that make lunches simple! Toss 'em in; an applesauce pouch, little baby carrots bag, packaged sandwich, granola bar ...
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Jul
17

2018-2019 School Certification Recognition

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​In the 2018-2019 school year, we had 12 schools certify in various categories for a total of 14 certifications. We want to congratulate these schools for all their hard work in promoting sustainable behavior change. With the 2019-2020 school year starting soon, its the perfect time to look into an action project for your school this year! Wea...
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Jul
10

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review

AmeriCorps: A Year in Review
With only three weeks left, I'm looking back at my service term as the AmeriCorps for Clark County Green Schools. As with most things, I like to focus on the numbers. I was able to visit 70 schools during lunch time, do 14 waste audits, teach ten lessons, help implement five milk dispensers, and work at three big events. All in all, I got to intera...
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Jul
03

ESD 112 Workshops in Late Summer

ESD 112 is hosting several courses in last July and early August that explore recent updates in NGSS and climate-related curriculum that serve to improve STEM programming for teachers and students alike. There are half-day and full day courses, and all provide clock hours. Check out the catalog for more available courses to improve your work i...
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