What Makes a School Green? We’ll ask the experts…a teacher, a parent, and a school librarian (who is also an accomplished novelist!)

August 29, 2008
Hosted by Jill Buck

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Episode Description

If you'd like your kids' school to 'go green', don't reinvent the wheel! Today we’ll chat with some trail blazers who will serve as your "Deans of Green" in sharing tips that really work. First up is the Go Green Initiative’s Teacher of the Year, Ryan Finley, better known as the “Lorax” of Grace Hill Elementary in Roger, Arkansas. We’ll also talk to the pioneer of the Go Green Initiative in Texas and the GGI’s Parent of the Year, Casey Magnuson about how she inspired Texas State PTA to ‘go green.’ Finally, we’ll talk to Elizabeth Eagan-Cox, a former school librarian who has recently published a new book “A Ghost of a Chance” as an eco-friendly eBook – more information at www.ElizabethEaganCox.com. She will share her insights on the advantages of eBooks, both in the school setting and for personal enjoyment.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population is expanding at a mind-boggling rate. The world reached 1 billion people in 1800; 2 billion by 1922; and over 6 billion by 2000. It is estimated that the population will swell to over 9 billion by 2050. That means that if the world’s natural resources were evenly distributed, people in 2050 will only have 25% of the resources per capita that people in 1950 had. If we intend to leave our children and grandchildren with the same standard of living we have enjoyed, we must preserve the foundation of that standard of living. Go Green Radio is the beginning of an important new shift in the way we treat our world. This grassroots program promotes the very best character traits in children and adults: caring for yourself and caring for others. Through simple, responsible behavior shifts, together we can protect human health through environmental stewardship. Go Green Radio airs live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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Jill Buck

Jill Buck

Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 1991, Jill Buck was commissioned a Naval Officer. While stationed at the Fleet Training Center, San Diego, she served as the Legal, Physical Security, Administration, and Command Inspection Officer, as well as a Damage Control Instructor. She is an honor graduate of the Military Justice School, and a graduate of the Navy’s small arms weapons course, taught by former Navy Seals. In 2002, Jill wrote the Go Green Initiative, which is now the largest and fastest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world, operating in 49 U.S. states, Indonesia, Europe, Mexico, and Africa. The program has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), National Recycling Coalition, 8 State PTA’s, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Resource Recovery Association, and many more. Jill is a featured speaker at public policy, political, environmental, and PTA conventions across the country, and has been featured in such publications as U.S. Mayor, NSBA newsletter, Working Mother Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Diablo Magazine’s “Women to Watch”. Jill owns her own business, Buck Consulting (www.jillbuckconsulting.com), which helps businesses “go green”, and is one of the nation’s leading advocates of free market solutions for environmental protection issues. Jill lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband and three children.

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