The Student Conservation Association is hosting a Green Your School Contest for all high schools.

The contest presents a fantastic opportunity for high school students to receive recognition for environmental projects that they are working on and to receive funding to continue or start new sustainability projects. It also presents teachers with the opportunity to merge hands-on and student based learning strategies with community involvement, science and environmentalism.

SCA's Green Your School Contest is a national competition to stimulate and/or identify conservation service projects designed by high school students that improve or restore or beautify or conserve their high school environment. To be eligible, projects must have been started after August 1st, 2008. The Contest submission phase began on April 1, 2009, and will end at 11:59 pm ET October 9, 2009. Winners will be announced on or around November 15, 2009. There will be one Grand Prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 each. Prizes will be awarded directly to high schools and not to individuals.

Visit the contest online at

Also, take a moment to browse the site to see other events, projects, and internships that the SCA has going on.

Best wishes.

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Comment by Wendy Rosenoff on September 27, 2009 at 11:47am
Putting the fun into being green ... is the theme of my book just out this month, Grow Your Own Tree Hugger: 101 activities to teach your child how to live green. It just received a most positive review from Rebecca Johnson, a top 10 Amazon reviewer and was referenced by Sara Snow, TV Host & Green Living Expert on makes a good adult read too. Helping kids to think sustainably can evolve into being as commonplace as brushing their teeth or buckling their seat belts if they enjoy the process and understand the logic. This book is geared towards adults to interact with kids as parents, teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, etc. and goes beyond "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle". With over 100 color photographs that grab kids' attention, printed on recycled paper, it offers innovative ways to enjoy hands-on activities with kids, while growing new sustainable living habits for their future. Each activity includes a mini-Chat Point for the youngest participants, while the Chat Points hold the main learning conversation starter. The Above and Beyond! sections are for adults and older kids who are inspired to stretch even further.

Preserving nature through children....thanks for taking a look!

Wendy - 'greenologie'

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