Green Iowa AmeriCorps employs individuals in a year of national service to increase environmental sustainability in school districts and communities throughout the state. This presentation will focus on the Sustainable Schools branch of the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program, highlighting the work that our AmeriCorps members are accomplishing in several Iowa school districts. By incorporating environmental education in the classroom, conducting energy audits, decreasing school food waste, and implementing more sustainable behavioral practices, our Green Iowa AmeriCorps members are leading the "green school" movement here in Iowa. Individuals attending this presentation will learn how they can serve as AmeriCorps members and the benefits associated with the program, as well as how other schools can model these practices to incorporate whole-school sustainability efforts.
UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education
©2019 Carmen Rae Finken
Finken, Carmen Rae, "Green Iowa AmeriCorps: Providing environmental services and initiatives for K-12 school districts throughout the state" (2019). Science Education Update Conference Documents. 15.