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For the 2018-2019 School year, Oregon Green Schools Association is seeking committed leaders to become the Sustainability Captains at their school. This position is available to rural schools in locations with less than 23,000 people or designated as Title 1.
The additional responsibility requires Sustainability Captains to:
1. Recruit and work throughout the year with a student green team at their school.
2. Complete waste, water, and energy investigations and implement conservation practices throughout the year.
3. Work with the administrator, building engineer/facility manager, and custodian on school-wide sustainability efforts.
4. Train and educate other teachers and the school/student community on efforts in the school.
5. Complete self-evaluation reports 3 times throughout the year to report on milestone progress and completion. $150 after first eval, $150 after second and $200 at the end.
6. Apply for Oregon Green School Certification.
7. Attend online trainings that Oregon Green Schools provides to gather tools, inspiration and build a community of leaders.
8. Attend the annual Green School Summit or a regional Showcase if applicable.
• This position is managed by the Oregon Green School Association.
• The administrator of the school must agree to support the Sustainability Captain and school green team efforts.
• At the end of the school year and upon completion the above goals, the Sustainability Captain will receive a stipend of $500, to be paid in three installments $150 after first evaluation, $150 after second and $200 at the end of the school year upon completion of all follow up self-evaluations reports.
Why is this important for Oregon?
When students direct their learning through their own projects, they gain a deeper understanding and are more willing to make community changes in the future. Green team efforts support Environmental Literacy in Oregon. When the whole school community works as a team to conserve resources they learn to make choices that fulfill the needs of the present generation while simultaneously supporting nature’s inherent ability to sustain life into the future. It is good for our state, our students, our schools and our communities