Global Green School Sustainability Programs

Our school programs are designed to educate and create a deep shift in personal values with regards to one’s relationship with the environment. School staff, the children and their families are shown how they can practically help curb climate change and regenerate our ailing planet.






Global Green is setting up partnership programs with schools where management and teachers are empowered and given the tools that they need to create learning experiences and environments that will foster a deep connection to nature, self-transcendent values, and sustainable behaviors. All programs are based on the Earth Charter Principles which provide a framework for the most economically, socially, and environmentally just, peaceful, and sustainable action.

What is Behavioral Sustainability?

Behavioral Sustainability is a people-focused movement based on insights from behavioral psychology and cross-cultural perspectives. It is a more holistic way of looking at and tackling the biggest challenges we face today.

What’s sustainable for the environment is more sustainable for us and vice versa because our planet functions as a single ecosystem. And because the natural environment, our economy, and society do not exist separately. That’s why we need to look at issues more holistically.

The goal of the Behavioral Sustainability movement is to change people’s mindset and help them realize that they can make a positive difference in the world.

CHANGE Perspectives & Mindsets

  • How can we think and see the world differently?
  • How can we think about and approach challenges differently

EMPOWER through Knowledge & Awareness

  • How can we be a force for change?
  • How can we make a meaningful impact on our community and the world?

Behavioral Sustainability helps us understand:

Why sustainability matters to all of us ; The interconnectedness of issues ; Why we need to understand human psychology and behavior to solve issues ; How to effectively communicate with others and inspire change ; That every individual can make a difference if we act together

Why Global Green Schools?

Schools ought to be microcosms of the ideals that we would like to see in the world. In a world where the encouragement of pro-social and pro-environmental behaviors are some of our biggest concerns, our schools should provide environments where values and habits that we want to see mirrored in our communities and the world at large can be developed. It has become clear that the earlier a child is exposed to certain habits and ways of being, the more likely it is that these behaviors will continue into adulthood.

 

Eco-Nomics Program 

In partnership with Junior Achievement California

 

Eco-nomics targets middle grade students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote personal habits which work towards environmental sustainability and sustainable lifestyles.

The Eco-nomics curriculum helps students understand the greenhouse effect, the benefits of nature, forms of production, sustainable development and more! It also encourages them to become ”Eco-ambassadors” within their own communities.

 

Curriculum Goals



Curriculum Details 

The Eco-nomics programs consists of (7) 90-minutes sessions, each focusing on a different area related to climate change.

Once all sessions have been completed, each school will develop a project centered around one of Global Green’s global initiatives – Water for Life, Smart Energy, Social & Medical, Environmental Sustainability and Value Change.

Schools will compete against each other for a cash prize, and the winner will use the prize money to implement their climate change solution/concept within their neighborhood.

CORPORATE & INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

Empowering Students to Become Champions of Sustainability Through “Eco-nomics”

As a corporate or individual sponsor, you will have the opportunity to invest in Global Green and Junior Achievement Eco- nomics program at a variety of levels.

 

Global Green takes a multifaceted approach to help schools become models of sustainable systems:

This involves:

    1. Workshops with educators

    2. Development of education programs based on the curriculum

    3. Policy development

    4. Physical assessment and development of school systems including:

  • Energy reducing strategies
  • Water reducing strategies
  • Healthy buildings
  • Zero waste policies
  • Recycling programs
  • Carbon sequestration programs
  • Biodiversity programs