Education Working Group

Education Working Group

Engaging Young People and Educators

Sustainable Marblehead's Education Working Group serves as a resource and support mechanism for schools and community organizations that serve or are run by young people. In this role, we can assist teachers, parents, students, school administrators, PTOs, and organizational and student leaders in developing environmental education programs and embedding sustainability practices in our schools.

Some examples of our role as a partner:

  1. Researching and writing grants

  2. Developing and implementing enrichment programs

  3. Idea generation and execution of youth and community-based initiatives

  4. Fostering awareness and discussion through community events and speaking engagements

 

Our 2018 Accomplishments:

  1. Developed the “Education Alive” portion of our town-wide Sustainability Fair focusing on activities to educate young people about sustainability and the importance of protecting our environment. The Fair attracted more than 700 attendees, including many families and children. 

  2. Reviewed schools’ sustainability practices with an eye toward improving these practices in the future, including developing a proposal in concert with the Board of Health to expand school composting and researching alternatives to polystyrene use in the Marblehead schools.

  3. Sponsored an Earth Day Sustainability Poster Contest (“What Does Sustainability Mean to Me?”) for public and private school students that generated more than 150 entries. Winners were honored at the Sustainability Fair by State Representative Lori Ehrlich and awarded certificates and “Marblehead Bucks” to be used at local retail establishments.

  4. Met and formed relationships with new School Committee members and town PTOs and attended School Building Committee meetings to urge the committee to incorporate sustainable renewable energy features into the new elementary school building. We also advocated for the continuation of the Bell School Organic Garden at the new school site.

Please join us!

Marblehead, Mass., USA