Environmental Education NOLA

In the past 10 years Global Green has provided extensive Environmental Education to schools and young people throughout New Orleans. Starting in 2010 when Global Green and the U.S. Green Building Council, with the assistance of teachers, finalized the Sustainable Curriculum Matrix that was developed for science, grades K-12. They distributed the matrix to the Louisiana Recovery School District, the Orleans Parish School Board, and charter organizations to be used as a supplement to existing curriculum. From there, Global Green worked with various schools to bring supplemental environmental education lessons to their classrooms.

In 2013, Global Green was contracted by the Energy Smart New Orleans program to design and implement the “Be Energy Smart” in-school education and efficiency kit distribution program. This program taught students about energy efficiency and helped them be more efficient at home with Energy Kits that contained CFLs, sink aerators, and a low-flow showerhead. Since “Be Energy Smart” was launched in November 2013, the program reached 1566 New Orleans public school students and will save 194,444 kWh annually for the families of the students who participated.

I was really impressed with how the program collected and responded feedback from last year. The improvements they made to the curriculum from last year to this year was astounding. It says volumes about an organization that constantly seeks to get better and finds concrete ways to do so. The relevancy this program gives is amazing - especially when students get to know how their actions can affect global warming.
— Nicki Anselmo, 6th grade science teacher, Sci Tech Academy
Ms. Monica and Ms. Robyn were excellent presenters! They were comfortable, knowledgeable and extremely patient and receptive to all kids’ questions and comments. I hope they can come back next year! I will plan for their visit, whenever they can come!
— Juli Raudonis, 6th grade science teacher, Lusher Charter School
My students enjoyed receiving and learning about the energy efficient materials. Some even sent me videos of their installation at home. The next day several were talking about how nice the new shower head was.
— Robyn Adair, 5th/6th grade science teacher, Akili Academy
The program has been very helpful and was not only enlightening and a great learning experience for the students, but the teachers also.
— Marla Watts, 6th grade teacher, Lake Forest Charter