Archive for March 2023
Lights On Event ft. Nourishing Newark and the Green Bronx Machine!
What is the Lights On Event?! Lights On was originally started by Principal Akbar Cook of West Side High back in 2018, in which the goal was to provide a safe haven for students and community members Friday after school to reduce violence and fatalities that were happening on Friday nights. Lights On provides food…Read More
Staff Get-To-Know You: Jill Buck!
We want to highlight our amazing staff in our new get-to-know-you series! Let’s start with Jill Buck, GGI’s founder and CEO! Jill founded the Go Green Initiative in 2002 and has since worked along side its board members to provide sustainability opportunities to school districts around the country. Why Environmentalism and Why GGI? Jill decided…Read More
Tools for Schools: Guides from the EPA for Good Indoor Air Quality
Why is indoor air quality (IAQ) so important in a school? Good indoor air quality promotes positive outcomes such as: Lower cases of colds & flu Less asthma attacks, allergies, headaches, & fatigue Increased cognitive function, leading to student learning & achievement Read our book, Environmental Equity: Closing the Opportunity Gap in Urban Schools for…Read More
Green Schools Conference: In Case You Missed It!
The Center for Green Schools hosted their 12th annual Green Schools Conference (GSC) recently and here is a recap in case you missed it! The conference included 3 days of presentations and workshops that did a deep dive into sustainability topics where attendees are able to pick a track that most closely aligns with their…Read More
Need a New Podcast? Tune In To Go Green Radio!
While GGI focuses on green schools we know that people tend to get curious about the larger umbrella of sustainability and the Go Green Radio is the perfect outlet for that! Jill Buck, GGI CEO and Go Green Radio host explains, As passionate as I am about K-12 issues, I can’t contain my sustainability curiosity…Read More