The Education Action Team
Children are the future. If we want to build a sustainable future, we need to help children develop the attitudes and skills needed for that work. The current education system does a pretty good job teaching the three R’s, but doesn’t go far enough in developing individuals for an uncertain future.
We seek change in all schools. The education system is large, powerful, and a challenging place to create change. For this reason, working within the system is essential.
Oregon Green Schools
Recycling • Waste Reduction • Resource Conservation
The Oregon Green Schools program will systematize the work already being done by the Corvallis School District and send a message to students, parents, and the community that these actions are important.
Getting started: Each school needs a coordinator
In January 2016, we made a proposal to the Corvallis School District Board about how to establish a Sustainability Steward at each school, to help coordinate work like the Oregon Green Schools initiative.
Our goal is for all schools in the Corvallis School District to be Oregon Green Schools certified.
Holistic Learning Project
This project is aimed at systemic change that will help students in our local schools develop into creative, resilient, and caring adults.
What do children need to succeed in the future they are facing?
Not just the ability to communicate and perform calculations, but also to:
- Have empathy
- Have an abiding sense of place, no matter where they live
- See themselves as members of their community and citizens of the planet
VISION: Everyone is educated in how to live in ways that respect environmental, social, and economic needs.
• Learn more about our vision, goals, strategies and actions.