I think we’ve all had at some point one of those fundamental teachers that truly inspires us, teaching us those little lessons in life that go far beyond the academic. I had always hoped that my children would meet those teachers early, and fortunately for my daughter, her first year in school she did. In fact, the only reason why my daughter ended up going to public school at all was because of Mrs. Ellington.
When we went to visit the school for the first time and saw a beautiful school garden, we knew that it was a great match. Having a teacher who believes in sustainability, creativity, and farming was such an incredible gift to us.
When I heard that Tom’s of Maine and DonorsChoose.org were joining forces to launch the #GreenSchoolFund, I immediately thought of all of the wonderful teachers I know who could participate in this program, which will give $1 million to support environmental education in classrooms nationwide. Which means that even more teachers will be given the opportunity to instill that passion in young children, encouraging students to roll up their sleeves and tackle hands-on projects around the country, learning the positive impact they can have on the planet today and tomorrow.
Since its inception in 2016, the Tom’s of Maine Green Your School Fund has reached over 300,000 students, and counting! All year, Tom’s of Maine gives 10% of profits back to helping people and the planet, so by choosing Tom’s of Maine products, you’re helping create the $1 million fund to help make schools more sustainable through DonorsChoose.org.
So what do we need to do? Tell your teachers about this great opportunity!
- All they need to do is visit www.GreenSchoolFund.com to submit their creative environmental projects through DonorsChoose.org. It’s that simple!
- Tom’s of Maine will automatically match every citizen donation made to qualifying environmental projects.
- Once projects are fully funded, supplies are sent straight to the school to make the project a reality.
When you visit www.GreenSchoolFund.com, you’ll see all of the resources you need, including sample text for social media or emails so you can make sure that your favorite teachers see these opportunities.
Tom’s of Maine values partnering with its consumers, suppliers and community organizations to support lasting, positive change that is good for people and the planet. They are one of our favorite companies, not only for their products– they’re a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care products, carrying high quality toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, antiperspirant, deodorant, bar soap, lip balm and baby shampoo and lotion products– but especially for their commitment to stewardship. Their Stewardship Model guides every decision they make ensuring that their ingredients, processing, and packaging meet their rigorous standards for being natural, sustainable, and responsible.
So please, help them help your local schools by spreading the word. Click here to get started!