A Look Back at 20 Years of GreenWorks!

January 31, 2013

GreenWorks! is Project Learning Tree’s service-learning, community action grant program in which PLT trained educators, students, and community members work together to improve their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. Students learn by doing through service projects they undertake to address real community needs.

Project Learning Tree has been awarding GreenWorks! grants since 1992. During that time, over $1 million has been distributed to fund more than 1,200 schools and community partners. GreenWorks! action projects make a difference in young people’s sense of responsibility toward their communities, and in their understanding of their relationship to the environment.

“Twenty years ago and to this day, PLT has been on the cutting edge of promoting environmental service-learning by helping move students from awareness to responsible action,” said Kathy McGlauflin, Executive Director of Project Learning Tree. “We thank all of the many supporters and community partners who have provided financial and technical support in helping students make a difference.”

Highlights from the last 20+ years!

The Future

Great change can come from student-led ideas and projects. PLT remains committed to supporting service learning and all of the amazing work that students, educators, and community members set out to do. We are so thankful to have been a part of all of these incredible projects for the past 20 years, and we look forward to the next 20 years!

Would you like to be a part of the next round of GreenWorks! grants? Applications are due September 30th. Learn more.

Kyle Cooper

Kyle Cooper

Kyle Cooper is the Communications Manager for Pacific Forest Trust. As a former National Project Learning Tree staff member with interests in environmental biology and interactive learning, Kyle knows how important and fun environmental education can be.