Welcome to “Green School in a Lunchbox!”
In September 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded funding to the Detroit Regional Chapter, Green Schools Committee to develop and launch a “Green School in a Lunchbox” program.
“Green School in a Lunchbox” is a web-based, vibrant, and animated “lunchbox” which introduces concepts of sustainable building to K-5th grade students. Through grade-appropriate, hands-on educational activities young students will be introduced to concepts of sustainability within the built environment and how daily choices affect our environment, community and world.
For educators and administrators, the site provides information to enhance awareness and educate participants about the value of sustainable building from a financial perspective, implication of healthy schools, and the contribution to the teaching environment.
The program is intended for elementary school students in grades K-5th. The activities are provided according to grade level: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, but can be used across grade and subject matter. Activities are correlated to the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.
We believe by targeting elementary schools, we are seeding the future generation of decision- makers to care about their environment.