EarthGen’s Green Medalist program honors individuals or groups who have shown leadership in sustainability, inclusion, and resilience within their school community.
Green Medalists are committed to making their school a healthier and greener place to learn. They are recognized for their willingness to value others and make them feel welcome, and for persistence in the face of obstacles and setbacks.
Participation in EarthGen’s programs is not a prerequisite for nomination. Green Medalist nominations and awards take place in the spring.
Green Medalist Highlights
Finn earned a Green Medalist Award for his devotion to the gardens at his elementary school. In addition to caring for the gardens and improving them for six years, Finn was recognized for being helpful, welcoming, and patient.
Katelen received the Green Medalist Award for engaging her students in environmental learning and action. She inspires students to care for the school grounds and gardens and to be environmental stewards in their homes and community.
Rebecca received the Green Medalist Award for her exceptional ability to create young leaders at La Center High. Her students led a number of impressive projects that made their high school a more green and healthy place to learn, including an Earth Day Extravaganza and a new Natural Resources Career Technical Education Program.