Reprinted with permission from Ecology & Environment’s Project Earth, a global environmental network where members showcase innovative environmental projects and activities from around the globe, teach and learn from one another, and celebrate our planet’s abundantly diverse natural ecosystems and human cultures.
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"Bay Buddies" planting propagules at Lido Key, Florida
Created by Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) as an environmental educational resource for K-12 schools and other organizations, Project Earth is a global environmental network designed to connect people around the world to help solve environmental problems. This summer, Project Earth held a contest on World Environment Day (June 5, 2010) for the most innovative and environmentally conscious school/classroom project. A total of 55 schools participated in the contest, including schools in Mongolia, Belgium, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Mexico, and across the United States.
The contest winner, the International School of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, ran a 7th grade student campaign that raised awareness and educated the community on the dangers and environmental impact of plastic bags. To learn more about this project and the World Environmental Day contest, visit ProjectEarth.net.
To learn more about Project Earth's first Earth Day contest (April 22, 2010), read the article in the New York State School Board Association newsletter.