Institute for Sustainability, Education and Ecology  

 Partners for Sustainable Schools (PSS) is dedicated to helping your school "Go Green." We are here to help your school progress in the areas of waste reduction, energy savings, climate change education, water conservation, supporting local & sustainable agriculture, and empowering students to be leaders in what they are passionate to accomplish.

 Visit our NEWS page, and be sure to bookmark it. There you will find the new PSS blog, our latest newsletter and a variety of useful articles.

 Below is a list of our Programs & Partners. Contact us with any questions.

Our Programs
The Oregon Green Schools (OGS) program is focused on assisting your school in efforts to reduce waste, encourage recycling / reuse, saving energy and conserving water. Once your Oregon Green Schools application is completed and reviewed, your school will become eligible for certification and the local OGS incentive grant. Becoming certified can help your school save money, help the environment and involve students in some of the most important projects at your school.
PSS is working with local schools to create a model for the future. Each "Green Partnership School" is working to integrate sustainability education, a full-fledged Green Team, and a program to monitor waste, water and energy. This model allows for a community collaboration, bringing students, staff and families together with local organization to do incredibly positive things.
Every year Partners for Sustainable Schools (PSS) invites Lane County schools to send students to the Hope in Action youth conference. There are always fun things to do at the conference. Each workshop provides a hands-on experience for the students, and workshop presenters are leaders in our community as well as seasoned educators about our local environment and beyond!
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Green Teachers
Network Gatherings
Several times a year PSS invites all teachers to come and speak their minds. We want to know what is working, and what is challenging in regards to sustainability programs at local schools. Who better to report on this than the Green Teachers that are working hard every day in their schools to make this a reality.
Our Local Community Partners
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Local Food
Partners
Local food partners will help you grow a garden or educate on the benefits of eating local. Here are the organazations we partner with: Willamette Farm and Food Coalition / Farm to School, Food for Lane County / Youth Farm, the School Garden Project, Northwest Youth Corps / YouthGrow.
Transporation Partners
Transportation
Partners
Our transportation partners have a whole lot of ideas on how a school's staff and students can get to school without polluting the air and contributing to global warming. Here are the organizations we partner with: Safe Routes to School, Point-to-Point School Solutions
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Waste Reduction
Partners
Waste from your school not only uses up precious space by making our Short Mountain landfill even bigger, it also contributes to global warming! Trash gives off methane, a potent green house gas. There are many waste reduction partners in our area including: BRING Recycling, NextStep Recycling, Lane County Waste Management, City of Eugene Waste Prevention and Green Building Program
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