Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Green Team Gazette: A Historic Timeline

In December of 2008, a concept was born.

After visiting Alain L. Locke School in Harlem with CG Kidz (from the parent company Cynergreen), Eagle Cove School's Science Guy and I were a swift part (along with CG Kidz) in helping Alain Locke become a Green Magnet School.  With that came a Green Kit from Cynergreen/CG Kidz  We had decided a newsletter would be a good addition to that kit.  A newsletter of helpful teaching hints, books, eco-ideas and more.

Green Team Gazette was born, in monthly printed newsletter form.

For 2 and a half years, I crafted that monthly newsletter.

About a year and change in, I was challenged by my brother:
 "If you want to be a writer, then write. Write something you know about."  
I was already doing that.  I was writing a monthly eco-newsletter.  I was reading all the eco-info I could get my hands on.  I wanted to share it with other schools.  It came to a point, I wanted to share it with the world.  It was at that point that I not only became an environmental educator, but also an environmental-blogger.

Green Team Gazette was reborn--this time via Google's BlogSpot and as a webpage.

Over time, the "EdTech" side has infiltrated (which one could argue is truly environmental!)... and my blog has become multifaceted.

At this point:  we are circling back.  My newsletters for that 2.5 years have been housed on the Gibson Island Country School's Website (until our name change/website change in 2010 when we became "Eagle Cove School").  They have all been housed at the Eagle Cove site ever since.

But Eagle Cove School (the school I have known and loved the last 7 years) is closing here in June, and the website will shut down as well.

So, here we are.

I have uploaded my GTG's up to, and for the next year I will share those same-month issues here.  Even though some of the info is nearing 5 years old, it's all good and current for the beginning environmentalist. May it serve and find you well!!

Find those eco-archives here tomorrow!  Enjoy the GTG history and progression.  Thank you for trekking along with me!!

Images:  Avatar = GTG's iconic symbol
"Green" = created on KidPix by a former student
Recycle sign = from Microsoft word clip art

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