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WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO IMPACT CHANGE

 

Green Teacher Network Charlotte is able to support over 185 schools through grants, sponsorships and donations.

 

WHY SUPPORT GREEN TEACHER NETWORK?

Over 50% of CMS students (over 72,000 of the 145,000 students) are categorized as economically disadvantaged. They have academic achievement gaps averaging 6,000 hours behind when starting school because they don’t have the resources to engage at our science museums, attend camps or even visit area parks.  Many never play outside, never climb a tree or learn how to ride a bicycle.  The most affordable food for their families is unhealthy fast food.  Learning about and tasting fresh fruits and vegetables can change this trend.

HomepageImage3Nearly 30% of  all students are overweight (12%) or obese (20%).

This is the first generation which may not outlive their parents.  Increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity can change this trend.

 

YOUR SPONSORSHIP DOLLARS SUPPORT

Quarterly Teacher Professional Development Workshops – over 750 teachers have attended to date, help us teach gardening and tasting skills.  Over 185 area schools are now engaged in school gardening and outdoor learning.

Native Plant Pollinator Garden – Thanks to Duke Energy Foundation and area Rotary Clubs – GTN will be coordinating the planting over 65 Native Plant Pollinator Gardens on April 15, 2016, connecting school gardening to environmental sustainability.  Help us bring back the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to enrich our landscapes and support our school gardens.

Schoolyard Gardening and Tasting Guide GTN_Schoolyard Gardening Guide - Cover - Smallsecond edition planned for Spring 2016. This guide was the #1 request of teachers engaged in school gardening.

Please contact Edna Chirico (echirico@GTNCharlotte.org) for multi-school sponsorship opportunities with enhanced benefits.

DONATE – all financial contributions are greatly appreciated and tax deductible

 

Mobile Chicken Tractor and four laying hens to Chicken Tractorspend a week at school.

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTION MATRIX – Help us continue to build our school gardening and tasting depository of the best lesson plans in a searchable index for our teachers.  This partnership with UNC Charlotte is the #2 request of area teachers engaged in school gardening and tastings.

Green Teacher Network Charlotte is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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