Teachers in grades 4-12 from the School District of Philadelphia, area charter and independent schools participated in a professional development workshop at the Franklin Institute on May 16, 2018. The event, “Get Climate Ready,” empowered teachers with the tools to incorporate hands-on activities and lesson plans about climate change into their curriculum as well as help their school reduce climate impacts.
It can be difficult to find ways to engage students in environmental sustainability projects, but adding some friendly competition can go a long way. The Fenn School in Concord, Massachusetts is using America’s favorite past-time, baseball, to encourage their students to be more conscious of electricity use.
Friends’ Central School recently launched an energy saving project on both of its Wynnewood campuses, projected to save 38% of energy used annually. Equal to 9,100 million BTU’s, these savings are the equivalent of eliminating the carbon emissions of 3,000,000 miles driven by passenger cars, or the carbon absorption of 30,000 trees for 10 years.