Community-Based Ecoaction Programs

Growing grass-roots youth environmental movements

 

GSE Eco-action Programs

GSE offers a holistic program including cultural exchange and project-based learning rooted in solving urgent ecological problems while building sustainable local and international communities. From our local roots in Northern California, to our global branches in Nicaragua and Ecuador, GSE works with high school, university, and middle school-aged students, as well as with the educators, administrators and communities supporting their schools. We believe schools can be central hubs of community engagement—by supporting student growth and leadership, families, business leaders, nonprofits, and other community members invest in the health and sustainability of the community for years to come.

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Global Student Embassy Program Coordinators spend 1 full day a week at each partnership school, providing teachers with in-class curricular support. Organic school gardens and nature preserves serve as outdoor classrooms to develop students’ environmental literacy and project management skills. GSE and partner teachers equip students to become empowered advocates for stewardship, sustainability, and community. By learning through doing together, students develop leadership skills, experience profound shifts in perspective, deepen conceptual understanding, and increase their intellectual curiosity.

Interested in collaborating with GSE? Find out more!

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Through in-class collaboration, after school volunteer days, weekend community work days, and summer programming, Global Student Embassy is committed to maintaining school gardens to be vibrant and productive all year round.
We believe schools and school gardens can be central hubs of community engagement—by supporting student growth and leadership, families, business leaders, nonprofits, and other community members invest in the health and sustainability of the community for years to come. The gardens create opportunities for students to get involved in their local community and make a difference.  In each community, food is donated to an organization of the student’s choice.
Select a school on the homepage to find out more about a local garden program near you!
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Global Student Embassy Program Coordinators run a series of Eco-Action workshops that focus on leadership development and community asset mapping to both develop student’s skills and identify areas of interest. Small groups create project proposals that focus on their school garden, a community restoration project, and/or school recycling and composting program.  Everyone in the club chooses a project and leadership roles are created for each group.
Select a school on the homepage to find out more about your school club!

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