[June 21, 2023, New York, NY]: Green Up the Planet is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing underfunded schools with vital resources for teaching students about the environment. They have recently announced the launch of their fundraising campaign to support their upcoming ecology project, coinciding with the fall reopening of schools. With a vision to create a greener future for all, Green Up the Planet strives to empower schools and inspire environmental stewardship.
In recent years, public schools have encountered a multitude of challenges, including the impacts of COVID-19, the surging growth of homeschooling, and insufficient funding. As schools strive to adapt their learning environments, the challenges range from a shortage of books and supplies to limited access to technology. Jacob Dearing, Board Director of Green Up The Planet, stresses “there is an urgent need for greater investments in our educational infrastructure, as these challenges have become even more evident.”
School districts continue to grapple with critical budget cuts and funding shortages that are expected to deepen further. This presents a crucial opportunity for both industries and nonprofits to step up and fill the void. Green Up the Planet was established with the mission to ensure that underfunded schools have access to innovative tools for teaching critically important subjects such as ecology and protecting the environment.
Students at schools participating in the Green Up the Planet program will receive a packet containing a grade/age-appropriate book about plants, engaging stickers, a seed packet, and a t-shirt featuring the Green Up the Planet logo. The intention of these resources is to ignite discussions about the environment, fostering engagement not only within the classroom setting but also extending beyond its boundaries. The supplies are currently being stocked and assembled, and distribution to schools will begin in October. Through direct collaboration with suppliers, the organization has successfully secured below wholesale costs for all items contained in the packets.
To contribute to the fundraiser and make a difference in a young student’s life, interested individuals can visit the website at https://greenuptheplanet.org/ to sponsor a packet or make a flat donation. Additionally, donations can be made through the GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/f9422fcc .
Teachers and school administrators who wish to apply for their schools can do so directly on the website.
For more information, please visit: https://GreenUpThePlanet.org.