CREATING A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE THINKERS™
Sustainability Education for Students, Families, and Communities
Since 2008 Green Eco Warriors has been providing diverse, inclusive, engaging, environmental, energy, sustainability, and leadership education aligned with NGSS and common core standards. We are a certified minority operated nonprofit serving underrepresented populations. We work to support communities by providing access to science based education, with hands-on learning tools, and in-person seminars. In 2020, we added supportive online learning tools.
Holistic Approaches to Learning
At Green Eco Warriors we believe “All things are connected.”
Our lessons take a holistic approach to learning, incorporating the interconnections between environmental issues, health impacts, economics, and social perspectives in formats that children and families can easily comprehend.
Aligned with Educational Goals and Codes
Our learning tools are aligned with NGSS and common core standards to aid schools, families, and youth groups in choosing tools which are off the shelf ready for your lesson plans.
Our materials are written and tested by a diverse group of educators, students, and community members. Our books and videos simplify difficult topics such as environmental justice, energy demands, climate change, energy grids, renewable energy, policy leadership, and advocacy. We have been awarded multiple national awards for our leadership in minority communities, for our educational tools, and our live engaging presentations.
The Diversity Lens
Our team is diverse and offers new insights to connecting to underrepresented communities. We are a team of minorities which desire to connect our communities to STEAM based activities and supportive hands-on science learning. We serve underrepresented populations as our core work. Our Live SWITCH IT OFF™ presentations provide youth, families, and teachers information on what energy is, where energy comes from, why we should conserve energy, and how to save energy and water at home.
Our experienced team of minority actors, artists, building scientists, and educators use engaging tools and leave behind guides and activities to provide climate change information coupled with behavior based energy saving choices.
We were awarded the National DOE Energy Star Award for our work with at risk and minority populations on energy conservation. Our learning tools represent diverse characters and inclusive plots.
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Green Eco Warriors offers diverse character-based curriculums, engaging educational books, videos, and live seminars for grades K – 12.
We offer the unique ability to create customized learning tools geared to both students and their families. Our dedicated staff has been nationally recognized for their leadership in energy conservation and their work with at risk populations.
Green Eco Warriors Customizable Tools
Green Eco Warriors has developed and published a variety of K-12 educational materials and publications. All our books, magazines and comic book series are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. All materials are customizable for school districts, organizations and corporate entities. Our characters and educational materials are available for licensing. Click here to learn more.
SWITCH IT OFF™ Kit
Each kit contains exclusive educational materials, graphic texts, work books, and activities which are meant to engage youth and families in Switch It OFF behaviors. The world has become a fast placed environment. To often, youth and families are focused on electronic devices for work or entertainment. We are looking down at our devices and missing the opportunity to engage in real world learning.
SWITCH IT OFF™ is designed to empower All people to switch off electronic devices and directly engage actively in the world around us.
We encourage youth and families to journal ideas, create task lists, read, write, design, color, play cards, dominoes or simply look up at the world around us. The goal of this program is to teach real life skills inclusive of positive life choice behaviors. Get ready for an exciting journey to becoming warriors.
To purchase the SWITCH IT OFF™ Kit, board game, or for more information on these tools, or other products and services we offer, please contact us at email@example.com.
Leticia Colon de Mejias is a Nationally Awarded Building Scientist, Workforce Development Leader, and Environmental Equity Speaker
Mrs. Colon de Mejias is the founder of the Nationally awarded company Energy Efficiencies Solutions, Chair of the nonprofit Efficiency For All, Policy Co-Chair of the National Building Performance Association, a Commissioner for the state of Connecticut Commission on Women Children Elderly Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs, and Founder and President of Green Eco Warriors. She is an awarded published children’s book author with several books on environmental leadership, sustainability, as well as a line of educational science based graphic texts (comic books) which feature a cast of diverse superheroes and align with national science standards. She is the recipient of many national awards, including the United States of America’s Department of Energy Award for work with at risk and minority populations, National Award Building Scientist Hall of Fame , Minority Small Business of the year award, National Department of Education award, and she is a two time Capital Workforce Partners Employer of the Year Award. Her companies have provided energy efficiency assessments and upgrades to over 20,000 CT households and completed full energy efficiency retrofits in over 10 million square feet of multifamily housing. Through the nonprofit Green Eco Warriors, she has provided climate and energy education to over 40,000 youth and families.
Pesky plastic: An Environmental Story Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story is a fun and educational book about plastic and its impact on our planet. Discover the dangers of “pesky plastic” in our oceans. Learn what you can do to help Sally, Allen, Pat and all the sea animals survive “pesky plastic.” This ecology-centered story is a wonderful way to begin conversations with children about how each person’s actions directly affect the environment. Aligns with National Education Science Standards. Defeating the Phantom Draw Defeating the Phantom Draw is a fun and educational book for kids about where electricity comes from and how we can use our minds and actions to make choices that save energy and defeat the Phantom Draw. This book aligns with the following Next Generation Science Standards*: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS3-1 and 5-ESS3-1. Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy is a fun and educational book about energy conservation. Poppi the Frog teaches Dinero about energy, where it comes from, how it is used, and what we can do to conserve energy and reduce pollution. Aligns with National Education Science Standards (NSES). Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Luis And The Giant LUIS AND THE GIANT – Fee-fi-fo-fum! I hear the story of a Puerto Rican! Can Luis use his Latino heritage to teach a giant and the world that we can conquer fear with love? Luis & The Giant Mrs. Busy Bee Mrs. Busy Bee is always BUZZ BUZZ...read more
CREATING A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE THINKERS® WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 [11:30 am – 12:30 pm] Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story Leticia Colon de Mejias Dynamic author, award-winning entrepreneur and activist Leticia Colon De Mejias reads from her books, written to national science standards for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 3. Find comfort and inspiration for a better future in Leticia’s stories and unique perspective. View the book reading at : https://www.facebook.com/gewsavetheday Green Eco Warriors is a Connecticut based nonprofit. Since 2008, we have been creating and disseminating science based sustainability focused graphic texts, comic books, children’s books, magazines and providing live seminars and performances in schools across America. Our sustainability educational tools are aligned with national science standards. Our lessons take a holistic approach to learning, incorporating environmental, health, and social perspectives in a format that children can easily understand. Our mission is to help each child bring out their inner Warrior and to help them learn to see the world through science with an eye towards problem solving. Our goal is to encourage all youth to engage with the world through nature, science, and the arts. We work to help youth develop and apply their own special talents (super powers). We are honored to work with Hartford’s Office of Sustainability and provide this copy of, “Pesky Plastic, an Environmental story”, and the online book readings. We hope you will enjoy the books and the readings, and that they inspire you to dig into science, environmental leadership, and develop your...read more
These youth had excellent questions for this career panel which featured doctors, marine biologists, musicians, a dancer, teachers, environmentalist, insurance actuaries, and our Green Eco Warriors President @ Annie Fisher STEM school...read more
Think of the planet’s atmosphere as a bath tub that is filling with water faster than the drain can empty it. It is the same for CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. If we don’t stop adding CO2 at a faster rate than it can be removed, the atmosphere will be overloaded, just like how the tub will overflow with too much water. We must stop adding greenhouse gases and increase the amount of plants that naturally remove the carbon dioxide from the environment. If we give the planet a chance to catch up, then the atmosphere will find balance. All we have to do is turn off the “faucet” and stop the pollution at its source! Every type of Energy Source has a different impact on the environment. Some of the effects of these energy sources include toxic waste and the release of green house gases. On the other hand, renewable energy sources are clean and cause little environmental impact. They are safer, more responsible alternatives to non-renewable energy sources which we use today. Did you Know? Most carbon emissions, and other types of pollution in the environment come from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil. These fuels are used for most of our energy needs, including electricity production and powering cars and other vehicles. We use more electricity today than ever before. Electricity is part of our everyday life. Think about how we use it to: cook and to keep food from...read more
Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering has partnered with Green Eco Warriors to teach high school students about STEM skills, energy education, environmental leadership, and community engagement. Students are learning to Switch It Off ™ and reduce carbon emissions to slow climate change by turning off electronics and powering up their minds. The Switch It Off ™ program’s goal is to reduce the impacts of climate change on urban and minority populations, while increasing STEM skills and sustainability engagement in urban families. Hartford residents can support the Save Energy Save Dinero ™ fundraiser and reduce carbon emissions by having a home energy assessment completed through the sponsor Energy Efficiencies Solutions. EES will donate $25 to Hartford High for every home that Saves Energy and Dinero™. Contact EES today at www.eesgogreen.com or learn more at https://www.gewportal.org/articles/ . Many families qualify for FREE services....read more