Green Education Foundation Announces National Green Week: February 2-8, 2009

Nationwide event is enlisting an army of “Green Keepers” to eliminate two million pounds of trash and provide schools with educational resources to jumpstart new environmental studies.

Boston, MA, November 14, 2008 --( The Green Education Foundation is mobilizing more than one million students to participate in National Green Week ( an environmental education campaign scheduled for the week of February 2-8, 2009. This annual event is a replication of the highly-successful Fisher Elementary Green School Experiment, conducted in a small, suburban school in Walpole, Massachusetts in June 2008. This program resulted in the students achieving a 70% waste reduction in classroom trash and new town-wide recycling programs.

The Green Education Foundation will enrich National Green Week with green exercises, activities, and team projects that are easily incorporated into science, math, language arts, social studies, and creative arts curricula. The curriculum is designed to jumpstart a commitment for continuing environmental education and a lifetime of eco-friendly habits. Educators participating in National Green Week will have access to lesson plans and interactive forums at

“By participating in National Green Week, students will learn that simple decisions such as the selection of waste-free snacks and drinks can combat monumental environmental problems,” says Victoria Waters, President and Founder of the Green Education Foundation. “Children are in the best position to impact the future of our environment by developing green behaviors that become lifelong habits,” adds Waters.

U.S. Senator John Kerry recognized the importance of National Green Week and congratulated Fisher’s students, faculty and staff on their efforts towards creating a cleaner environment. The Green School Experiment “is not only effective in reducing waste but it also proved an interactive way for students to learn about the environment,” Senator Kerry commented. “I urge everyone across the nation to participate.”

National Green Week is free. Schools simply need to enroll at or call 1-888-668-2298. Students will pledge to be green keepers and parents are notified to send snacks and drinks in reusable containers for the week of February 2-8, 2009. The Green Education Foundation recommends that schools and parents, who would like to participate in National Green Week, sign up immediately to avail themselves of free environmental programs and activities leading up to the event.

About Green Education Foundation

The Green Education Foundation provides educational resources that promote sustainable, impactful pro-green behaviors in children, families and communities. We believe that children are in the best position to change the future with consistent and learned green behaviors. Green Education Foundation guides this younger generation through its programs and tools by effectively linking hands-on activities with academics. For more information, please visit

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Green Education Foundation
Contact: Victoria Waters
Telephone: 1-888-668-2298

Green Education Foundation
Victoria Waters