Hiya, gum chums!
It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Robin Organ, Executive Director and Founder of greenschools!
Robin’s non-profit organization aims to create greener and healthier learning environments through education and awareness. With educational programs and resources for students, teachers, administrators and community members, greenschools highlights the connection between healthy bodies and a healthy planet. How great is that?
Robin was a teacher for more than a decade and, through painful experiences of her own, came to the conclusion that environmental education was much needed. She and her two young children suffered from allergies and illnesses which she believed were related to the environment. She began working with parents and the teachers in her daughter’s school to address the subjects of air quality, reducing children’s exposures to environmental toxins, healthy snacking, green fundraising, student activism, and more.
Soon, more and more schools were requesting the programming! Today, greenschools has worked with close to 100 schools and fields requests from all over the country. Robin reports, “We have literally saved thousands of pounds of trash, reduced energy bills, CHANGED SCHOOL POLICIES, opened children’s eyes to what they can do to create a healthier planet, connected students to numerous service projects, and on a personal note, we got the health of our girls back without all of the medications and surgeries that were once needed. This work is extremely gratifying and it fills my soul!”
This fall, the organization is launching a Membership Program, taking their Student Ambassador Program national, and busily booking presentations, conferences, and events. To learn more about the wonderful work they do, check out their website, find them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or email them at email@example.com!