The Benefits of Green Teams: Strategies for Educators to Enhance Sustainability Education

Pizmony-Levy, Oren

Green Teams are integral components of extracurricular activities within K-12 schools. A Green Team functions as an independent group or as part of the Student Government or another school club, such as the science club, committed to enhancing sustainability through various projects, awareness campaigns, and actionable initiatives. Comprising students, teachers, and other community stakeholders, including administrators, custodians, and parents, a Green Team embodies a collaborative effort toward fostering environmental consciousness and responsible stewardship within educational settings. This report provides background information about Green Teams and their potential impact using insights and data from studies in New York City Public Schools.

This report is part of Good to Know: Research that Matters, which is an original, short-format series that highlights practical information based on studies conducted by the Center for Sustainable Futures at Teachers College, Columbia University. Read more here:

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Center for Sustainable Futures
International and Comparative Education
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February 29, 2024