The Dream in Green Academy

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  • Dream in Green (DIG) launched The Dream in Green® Academy (The Academy) as a new platform that promotes collaboration with other community organizations to introduce environmental education programs to K-12 schools in South Florida.

    The Academy builds on the success of the Green Schools Challenge (GSC), DIG’s flagship program, by leveraging its established framework for delivering educational programming to elementary, middle and high school students.

Our Programs

  • Green Schools Challenge
    The Green Schools Challenge

    The Green Schools Challenge is a long-term, whole-system program that engages students in hands-on activities to save energy and water in schools and teaches them about the links between energy, water, waste, the environment, climate change and community sustainability. It serves as the entry level program of The Academy in which participants learn the basics of sustainability and build the foundation for a green school.

    After a school has actively participated for two or more years in The Academy, they are eligible to enroll in one of the two ‘graduate’ programs.

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    WE-LAB Program

    The Water and Energy, Learning and Behavior (WE-LAB) program, a DIG program which has been in existence for three years, is also offered through The Academy.  WE-LAB educates students, teachers and community residents about the fundamental relationship between water and energy to motivate energy and water saving behaviors.

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    The Green City Challenge

    DIG partnered with the Coral Gables Museum to offer the Green City Challenge. This program teaches students about environmentally sustainable design as it pertains to architecture and urban planning.

  • 2015-2016 Report Card

    The Report Card summarizes Dream in Green’s impact through the Green Schools Challenge, Water & Energy Learning and Behavior (WE-LAB), and Green Leadership Grants programs.

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  • 2015-2016 Success Stories

    This booklet highlights Dream in Green’s winning schools and students ‘green’ accomplishments.


Get Your School Started

  • The Academy 2016-2017 Training Video

    If your school is enrolled in  The Academy watch the training video to get you started with program implementation.

  • Applications 2017-2018

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  • Young Voices on Climate Change

  • Greening Schools One Student at a Time

    Nick Gunia, founder and past Chair of the Board of Directors for Dream in Green, explains his journey from the corporate dream to his “dream in green”, and how what appeared as a complex problem had a simple solution: children as the agents of change for a better, more sustainable world.

The Tools Your School Will Need