Fort Atkinson Schools – Momentum & Norms
Fort Atkinson Schools – Momentum & Norms
/ September 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Here at Cool Choices we celebrate sustainable practices that work – building momentum for others to adopt them! Wisconsin’s Fort Atkinson School District is a great example of how incremental progress can build a whole new normal. The Fort Atkinson School District received the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious Green Ribbon District Sustainability Award this…

Green & Healthy Schools Grant
Green & Healthy Schools Grant
/ May 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Press Release “Making Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools” Receives Wisconsin Environmental Education Board Grant Madison, WI – May 10, 2013 – The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) has awarded Cool Choices a $10,000 grant for its Making Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools program. Cool Choices, a nonprofit promoting environmentally sustainable practices,…

The Convincers
The Convincers
/ October 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS

“I convinced my family to carpool.” “I got my dad to start recycling.” Cool Choices is in the midst of an amazing partnership with some marvelous teachers at Waunakee High School.  The teachers—along with students on their green team—are leading an effort to change commuting habits at the high school.  And, along the way, they…

If There’s a Problem, It’s Us Not Them
/ November 10, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Talking with an environmental educator recently I was struck by his reference to apathy.  He told me the college students he teaches express a good deal of frustration about public apathy relative to environmental issues. This is not an uncommon theme.  Those of us engaged in environmental issues (or social issues or economic issues for…

Student Leaders Offer Inspiration
/ October 6, 2011 0 COMMENTS

“Creating Change Together” was the theme of the Upper Midwest Association of Campus Sustainability (UMACS) 2011 Regional Conference with conference sessions delivered around this theme.  UMACS brings together college and university sustainability advocates—faculty and staff as well as students—who are working to integrate sustainability into curricula, operations, and campus-community interactions at public and private institutions…