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Green Our Planet

OUR MISSION
Green Our Planet’s mission is to help conserve, protect, and improve the environment through education, which includes building outdoor and indoor gardens in schools.

OUR GOALS

  • A Green Our Planet indoor or outdoor teaching garden for every school
  • Increase student academic performance
  • Improve student health
  • Increase community engagement
  • Educate the next generation of conservationists
  • FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
    Sponsor Green Our Planet’s:
    STEAM School Garden Program: The Ladybug Ball is more than an event… it’s an experience! The Ladybug Ball features a gourmet dinner, live entertainment, silent & live auctions, and a special VIP after party that doesn’t stop until the break of dawn! Consider becoming an event sponsor, purchasing a table, or donating an auction item.

    Annual Green Our Planet School Garden Conference: Nevada is the largest of only seven states that does not have a school for the blind — until now! NBCF recently moved into a previous K-8 private school facility in Henderson and is working to open the first sited peer preschool in August 2019. Support NBCF with a one-time or multi-year gift towards the capital campaign to purchase the new building and/or operational funds to support the new preschool.

    Annual School Garden Conference: Where teachers, professionals, administrators, and the community come together for a day of school garden education and horticulture. The conference is open to the public. Teachers can earn up to 2 CUs for attending the conference.

    Farmers Markets: Green Our Planet’s Giant Farmers Market is the largest student farmers market in America. This free public market takes place in Las Vegas every fall and spring.

    Teacher Training: Green Our Planet trains CCSD teachers to teach the 800 page, Pre-K-5 Garden STEAM curriculum through 15-hour training sessions that take place six times each year. These trainings are approved by the Nevada Board of Education, and teachers earn 1 PDE credit or 5 CUs for participating.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


    • School Garden Build Events: Help build raised brick garden beds, spread mulch, soil, and gravel, plant trees, and connect irrigation lines. Garden builds are open to all ages and are great for individuals and large groups!
    • Chef to School Demonstrations: Chefs visit schools in order to teach students how they can make nutritious meals from their gardens and inspire students to consider career paths in the nutrition and culinary fields.
    • The Financial Literacy Program: Financial Institution Representatives expose students to various elements of running a business by having the students create a business plan for their school gardens. The curriculum teaches 5th graders about the role of banks and bankers, why it’s wise to save money, and the important role entrepreneurs and businesses play in our community. Volunteer financial institution representatives visit the schools twice before the farmers market, teaching students how to improve their customer service, negotiation and cash-handling skills. The students also learn how to create profitable pricing models and marketing strategies so that their businesses are able to compete with their competition. As part of their commitment, bankers attend and help coach their students at Green Our Planet’s bi-annual Giant Farmers Market. Students are inspired to consider career paths in the financial industry.
    • GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
      Donate to help our students get a better education.
      One hundred years ago, most Americans lived on a farm and grew their own food. They were in close contact with the natural world. Now, only 2 percent of Americans grow the food for the rest of us, while most Americans live in cities, disconnected from Nature. Green Our Planet is dedicated to bringing kids back into contact with Nature while educating them about where their food comes from, about proper nutrition, and about the science behind the mysteries of the natural world. Your support will help create a healthier, more knowledgeable, and more connected generation!
      Send checks to Green Our Planet, 6795 S Edmond Street, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89118. Prefer to make a gift of stock or wire your donations? Email [email protected] or call 702-624-8912.
      Donate online: greenourplanet.org

      SERVICE AREA
      Green Our Planet serves all students Pre-K through Grade 12, although our focus is students living in low-income neighborhoods.

      YEAR ESTABLISHED
      2013

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS
      Cliff Atkinson

      Wendy Cashin

      Emily Ellis

      Joe Ganley

      Chris Gaynor

      Patrick Hughes

      Brian Kunec

      Kristi Overgaard

      Mark Rowland

      John Travis

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