Hartford’s Earth Day
Apr27

Hartford’s Earth Day

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 inner warrior. This book reading and your books were sponsored by a grant through your Hartford office of sustainability and the Nonprofit Green Eco Warriors, along with support from Energy Efficiencies Solutions, a partner of EnergizeCT. Happy 50th Earthday! To learn more about Green Eco Warriors, visit https://www.gewportal.org To learn...

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Working with students is the best part of our work
Oct18

Working with students is the best part of our work

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...

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Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering Saves Energy and Dinero™
Mar21

Hartford High School Academy of Green Technology and Engineering Saves Energy and Dinero™

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....

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Are you interested in creating a team of energy efficiency student champions at your school
Feb03

Are you interested in creating a team of energy efficiency student champions at your school

Green Eco Warriors will work with your school to create a locally based school project which will provide: workforce skills training in energy efficiency jobs for students energy consumption education and how to reduce it reducing carbon emissions and how it relates to climate change a challenging teamwork project to enhance students skill sets: Initiative Dependability Professionalism Teamwork Communication Planning and organizing Problem solving Goals focus STEM skills To learn more, please call 860-993-0714.  ...

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Green Eco Warriors visit Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT
May13

Green Eco Warriors visit Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT

Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School accepted the Save Energy Save Dinero Challenge! May 13th – Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School students welcomed the Green Eco Warriors to their school. Leticia Colon de Mejias taught students about energy, where it comes from, and sustainability. Students were engaged answering questions and learning the Green Eco Warrior theme...

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Being a Green Eco Warrior Intern – The importance of taking care of the earth
Apr06

Being a Green Eco Warrior Intern – The importance of taking care of the earth

Name: Jack Wright Age: 17 Location: West Hartford, CT Green Eco Warrior Intern Date April 4 2015   I had always been aware of the importance of taking care of the earth, but until my family had an energy audit in my home, I had never witnessed the field work that directly aids sustainability efforts. I recall being both intrigued and inspired by the technique and the thoroughness of the energy audit, which provoked me to ask one of the workers about how they became involved with their work. Before the workers left, I was sure to ask if there was any way that I could be involved in the same field of work. One of the workers put me in contact with Leticia Colon de Mejias, the creator and President of Green Eco Warriors. I emailed Leticia right away, hoping to become further involved with efforts to improve the environment. Soon after, I received a response. That next Saturday, I began my work with Green Eco Warriors. For the past two years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as an intern with Green Eco Warriors. I love being able to spread environmental awareness to youths through creative mediums. For example, I have helped write and edit scripts for skits, create costumes, and make props. Perhaps my favorite medium is the comic book series, featuring Dinero the frog. The highlight of my time as an intern is definitely the Youth Summit, held at the beginning of last Summer. Hundreds of students from schools that Green Eco Warriors had visited spent the day playing games and learning more about how they can help the earth, accompanied by the Green Eco Warriors staff and special guest, Jeff Barrie, who directed Kilowatt Ours. This event was both a celebration and a lesson,...

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The assembly got students excited about saving energy!
Nov04

The assembly got students excited about saving energy!

As a STEM school it is imperative that we strive to lead the way in providing our students with curriculum, field experiences, assemblies, and resources that embrace the four core components (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  For the last two years we have worked with the Green Eco Warriors on doing just that. Our 4th and 5th grade students have participated in challenges that involve saving energy in school and at home.  They have received free magazines and books, most notably the “Save Energy, Save Dinero” book.  Our staff and students enjoyed reading it and appreciated the fact that every student got their very own copy. The magazines have useful articles dedicated to STEM topics, activities for students to complete, and contests that challenge students.  We got to participate in the interactive assembly provided by GEW dedicated to stopping the infamous “Phantom Draw.”  This assembly was up close and personal and really got students excited about saving energy.  Our teachers have welcomed the opportunity to be videotaped providing nothing but positive feedback after the performance.  This was an opportunity to discuss how GEW has come through with connecting what students are learning in school with what’s going on in the real world.  Teachers also praised them for addressing Next Generation Science Standards and touching on 5th Grade CMT Science Topics. For our end of year activity GEW has invited us to the Riverfront in Hartford, CT at no cost, for teambuilding and nature based activities.  We will continue to utilize the services and resources provided to us by GEW and I personally highly recommend them for your school or district. Sincerely, Tyrone Richardson...

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