The Heschel Center set up the Green School Network in Israel in 1998. Now, children in more than 600 schools participate in action-oriented environmental education such as setting up composting systems and school gardens, and planning environmental awareness campaigns. As a further response to the digital saturation and consumerism that children today face, the center created a Community Place-Based Education program that grounds children in a sense of place through activities like conducting local histories, helping with restoration projects, and volunteering with community organizations. The program has been adopted by school districts in five towns so far. Visit the center’s website for more information on these and other community sustainability programs.
Category: Place-based Education