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A GreenPrint for Minnesota: State plan for environmental education, third edition

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A GreenPrint for Minnesota: State plan for environmental education, third edition is the state plan for environmental education for 2008-2018. It was developed by the Environmental Education Advisory Board and supporting staff with input from the environmental education community. GreenPrint, third edition is designed to serve those of you who educate, provide funds, develop programs, support efforts, and set policies that affect environmental education in Minnesota.

Minnesota has a strong history of environmental education and the state plan is an integral part. GreenPrint, third edition and the three state plans before it have all been written to help educators bring their audiences closer to the state goals for environmental education (Minn. Stat. § 115A.073). Because of the evolving nature of environmental education, GreenPrint, third edition also recommends that environmental educators target their programs and plans toward achieving environmental literacy for all Minnesotans.

The EE community is growing, as is the array of topics being taught. As Minnesotans seek ways to lessen their impacts on the natural world, the educational needs of sustainability topics such as energy efficiency, living locally, organic foods, transportation, green building, and climate change need to be met. The more we teach environmental education based on the understanding of natural and social systems and their interrelationships, the more issues environmental education includes and the more people needed to provide and support education on them.

As you jump into GreenPrint, third edition, whether as a policymaker or an on-the-ground educator, please make good use of the document by marking up the pages with notes, dog-earing corners and highlighting pieces until they glow. No plan, especially one as important as this one, should ever look brand new.

GreenPrint TV

  •     Overview     
  • Non-profit
  • County Educator
  • State
  • County Administrator

How do you use the GreenPrint? Educators share how they use the GreenPrint in their environmental education efforts.

Sarah Erickson, Education Director, Great Lakes Aquarium; MAEE Board Member

Sandy Gunderson, County Educator, Becker County Environmental Services

Dawn Flinn, Education Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Steve Skoog, Administrator, Becker County Environmental Services

For more information

Have questions about the GreenPrint, third edition? Perhaps you would like us to give a presentation to your group on the state plan?

Contact project manager Mike Kennedy, MPCA: <mike.kennedy@state.mn.us>, 218-302-6629 or 800-657-3864 toll free.

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