Growing Up Green: Presentations for Kids & Teens
When it comes to protecting the environment, no one has more to lose than those who will inherit the planet that we leave behind: our children. We believe that children understand this and want a healthy environment for themselves and the wildlife that they love.
The Growing Up Green program offers teachers two options. A speaker from TeachingGreen can be booked to visit the school to teach the lessons directly to students, or for schools that run a docent program, TeachingGreen will train parent volunteers to teach the lessons themselves.
The Early Years: Grades K - 5
Reduce, reuse, recycle: what's it all about? TeachingGreen's series of three lessons on this cardinal rule of sustainability teaches kids that the best way to protect the environment - to reduce air and water pollution, protect water resources and natural habitats and help prevent climate change - is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Kids are empowered to become stewards of the environment not just on tree-planting or beach clean-up days, but every day, for the rest of their lives.
The Middle Years: Grades 6 - 9
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The High School Years: Grades 10 - 12
As future consumers, voters, politicians, teachers and business owners, today’s teens have the power to create tomorrow’s sustainable society. Our Growing Up Green presentations for teens cover the what, why and how of green living in the areas of Transportation, Food, Home & Garden, Solid Waste and Household Toxics. Teens learn the value of a healthy environment, and that they have the power to protect it through their consumer choices and everyday actions.
As budding consumers, teenagers represent the perfect audience for these presentations because they are just beginning to make consumer decisions on their own. The goal is to plant the seeds of knowledge now so that down the road, when it's time to buy a car or a home, the environmental impacts of these major purchases will be considered. In the meantime, students will be encouraged to reduce the impacts of their day-to-day activities and purchases, with the overall goal being that they will adopt a more sustainable lifestyle that will be passed on to their children and grandchildren.