Dream in Green (DIG) launched The Dream in Green® Academy (The Academy) as a 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.
The Green Schools Challenge is a whole-system program that engages students in hands-on activities to save energy and water at school and teaches them about the links between natural resources, climate change and community sustainability. Participants receive a guidebook with educational activities focused on the following monthly topics: energy efficiency and conservation, waste reduction and recycling, water quality and conservation, alternative transportation, green living (buildings and careers), and food efficiency. 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.
Thanks to the Batchelor Foundation, Dream in Green will award $10,000 in the form of grants to Green Teams participating in The Academy.
Get Your School Started
The Academy 2020-2021 Training Video
If your school is enrolled in The Academy watch the training video to get you started with program implementation.
Once a teacher has finished viewing the video please email the Program Manager in order to receive your school’s points. See Team Page
2019-2020 Impact Report
This booklet highlights Dream in Green’s efforts, impact, goals and partnerships.
Young Voices on Climate Change
With your involvement, you can help K-12 students understand the importance of environmental stewardship, reduce our carbon footprint, and ensure a more sustainable world that we can all thrive in. The projects they complete each month and the leadership skills they develop along the way, have a long-lasting impact at the school, in our community, and in their prospective professional careers.
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. Check out his TED Talk!