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.