EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Contact us to learn more about our programs or schedule an event at your school, organization, or business. You can also check out all of our upcoming Education & Outreach events.
For schools and organizations (grades K-12)
Green Teams are student-led leadership teams that lead waste audits, energy audits, plant schoolyard habitats, and work to protect biodiversity in their own community, among other areas of study by following the National Wildlife Federation’s Pathways to Sustainability Curricula. With administrative support, parent volunteers, and our guidance, you can start and sustain a successful Green Team at your school. The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance helped found and continues to support many Green Teams in local schools around town, including Green Teams at Wilmot Elementary and Parmalee Elementary.
The Green Team Superheroes at Wilmot Elementary are a great example of a successful Green Team. They won the President’s Environmental Youth Award and got to travel to Washington DC to accept the honor for all of their hard work reducing Wilmot’s energy use and encouraging their school community to reduce its footprint! Way to go Wilmot Green Team Superheroes!
Interested in starting a Green Team at your school? Contact us today!
For schools and organizations (ages 0-10)
The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance offers two different Puppet Show options for local third graders and events with kids ages 0-10:
- Ernie the Elk and his loveable fellow wildlife puppet cast bring a story about the harm of plastic bags on the environment, local wildlife, and biodiversity to more than 400 third graders in area elementary schools every Spring, as well as to local community events such as the Fairy Festival and the Jeffco Fair & Festival.
- Bernie Broccoli and friends tell the story of regeneration, healthy soil, and reducing our carbon footprint through composting in our newest Puppet Show with a brand new cast of silly and loveable characters!
Our Puppet Shows are an engaging and effective way to talk about current environmental issues with kids and offer ample opportunity for meaningful discussion about plastics, waste, energy, and our impact on the environment.
Contact us today to schedule your Puppet Show!
KIDS LOVE OUR PUPPET SHOWS!
“Thank you for visiting Parmalee Elementary. The puppet show was funny but also kind of sad. It could teach all kids what’s happening because of trash. It could tell them that when you see trash pick it up. Now instead of getting plastic bags we can get our own.”
“Thank you for visiting Parmalee Elementary. Thank you for the puppet show. I really liked it when Betty the Bird tried to put plastic in her nest. Thank you for the bags. I plan to use mine at the grocery store.”
For volunteers (all ages; groups welcome)
We often hand out reusable bags at local grocery stores and help supply bags to area groups such as Green Teams and Girl Scouts who would like to encourage people to skip single-use plastic or paper and stick to reusables.
Sign up to be a volunteer with us and participate in an upcoming BagIt Campaigns!
For schools, organizations, and businesses
Our Trash Talkers will come to your organization, school, or business to talk trash, that is, all things Zero Waste! Common topics include recycling, composting, the 6 Rs, and the hows and whys to make change as individuals, organizations, and as a collective whole. We can cater our presentation to your interests and audience!
Everyone learns something from our talks and we tend to keep things positive and solution-oriented so you can leave feeling inspired and empowered. Donations always appreciated.
Contact us today to schedule your Trash Talk!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Getting started on reducing your energy use and carbon footprint doesn’t need to feel overwhelming. With some guidance and resources, the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance is happy to help on your journey toward a net zero or carbon neutral—or even carbon negative—energy footprint.