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Texas resident Jennifer Hammonds connects Sustainability Action with GLOBE


Eco Schools logoLast year, Eco-Schools celebrated its 25th anniversary. Like GLOBE, Eco-Schools is an international organization (69 countries), combining hands-on learning with environmental education. So, a partnership drawing on the sustainable school focus of Eco-Schools and GLOBE seems a natural fit. 

Jennifer Hammonds leads the Eco-Schools USA, a project sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.  Eco-schools follow a seven-step framework to ensure lasting and school-wide impact to the thousands of Eco-Schools across the country. These seven steps include involvement in the community and linking to existing curriculum.

Since 2015, GLOBE Partner Hammonds has been introducing GLOBE to Eco-Schools as a way to add observations and scientific rigor to the sustainability efforts. Within the GLOBE southwest region, several districts have partnered with Eco-Schools USA including the Houston (TX) Independent School District, Austin (TX) Independent School District, Douglass County (CO) School District, and the Kansas Green Schools of Excellence.

student science project at Douglass County School

Photo Caption: Students at Sedalia Elementary School in Douglass County have earned mini-grants from the district’s office of sustainability as a reward for science-based energy and waste stream savings at the school.  They share their knowledge with the community at annual Earth Day events (photo from 2017).
Eco-schools partnered with GIO, YLACES, and Metropolitan State University for a GLOBE workshop for the district held at the school (proud of their gardens and chickens).

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News origin: United States of America