Students for a Green World
tree spring
  • EnviroArt Contest Deadline: 3/1
  • SGW mtg: 3/11 & 3/21
  • Spring in my backyard: 3/15
  • Magic Recycled Box Workshop: 3/20
  • EnviroJAM: TBA
  • SGW mtg: 4/1 & TBA
  • EnviroArt Contest Awards: 4/2
  • Earth Day: 4/22
  • NewtonSERVES: 4/28
  • SGW mtg: 5/6 & 5/16
  • SGW NFL Program: 5/28
tree summer
  • SGW mtg: 6/3 & 6/13
  • Farmers' Mkt: July & Aug
tree fall
  • Farmers' Mkt: Sept & Oct
  • SGW mtg: 9/10
  • Newton Cultural Ctr Open House: 9/15
  • Touch-A-Truck: 9/23
  • N'ville Village Day: 9/29
  • SGW mtg: 10/1 & 10/18
  • SGW mtg: 11/5 & 11/15
tree winter
  • SGW mtg: 12/3 & 12/20
  • SSDS-ED Program: 12/5
  • SGW mtg: 1/14 & TBA
  • SSDS-ED Program: 1/22
  • SGW mtg: 2/11 & 2/28
kids go green
SGW logo design: Melissa Sullivan, 2007
kids go green
The Caterpillar Song is on YouTube

What we do

Students for A Greener World (SGW) became the Green Decade's first student committee in 2007, with volunteers from middle schools and high schools. We help the Green Decade reach out to kids of all ages and to help them learn and practice environmentally friendly actions at home, school, wherever -- and have fun doing it. We are kids teaching kids about the environment!

SGW by the numbers

2007 Students for a Greener World begins
40+ SGW members (2012)
10 Schools we represent (so far)
60+ SGW meetings since November 2007
3,000+ Approximate number of cookies eaten at SGW meetings
A zillion Number of activities we do each year!
600+ Entries submitted to Enviro Art and Essay Contests
2010 Our blog starts:
7 Number of videos for you to see
  • What is SGW?
  • A typical SGW meeting
  • The Caterpillar Song
  • Burr Green Team iMovies
  • Imagine If Everyone Were Green!
  • WSGW Newton Green News (stay tuned)
  • Celebrating the Earth with the Next Generation
12 Number of articles about SGW we have written for Green News or school papers
1 Number of radio interviews featuring SGW
5 Villages that participated in SGW's Business Recycling Project:
  • Newton Centre
  • Newton Highlands
  • Newtonville
  • West Newton
  • Auburndale
60+ Number of businesses and organizations participating in SGW's Business Recycling Project

Activities and Events

Special Events and Projects
  • Hammond Pond Tour
  • Anti-Bottled Water Run
  • Litter Awareness Campaign
  • Green Awareness Day ( F.A. Day)
  • Science Club For Girls
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Green Fair & Trade Show (Temple Beth Avodah)
  • Go Green@Your Library Summer Reading Program (2010)
  • Tadpole Patrol
Annual Activities
  • NewtonSERVES
  • EnviroJam
  • Farmer's Market
  • Caterpillar Club
  • Newton Unplugged and Connected
    • Magic Recycled Box Workshop
    • Spring in My Backyard
    • Get Your Bike Ready For Spring
  • Environmental Speaker Series
  • Newton Cultural Center Fall Celebration
  • Environmental Art Contest
  • And more!
sgw volunteers
SGWs with mascot Al Gore, the Polar Bear

What SGW volunteers do

  • Help at Green Decade events (farmer's market, programs, schools etc.)
  • Create and coordinate kids' programs
  • Help coordinate Environmental Art Contest
  • Help coordinate environmental resources and links for students
  • Write articles for the Green News or your school newspaper
  • Help create public service announcements (PSA's) for NewTV and YouTube
  • Help with the Green Decade website (SGW pages)

How to Join

Want to join SGW?
Want to join Green Decade?
Student Membership

Design Team

Thanks to all students who designed, contributed, and tested these pages: Sophia, Max, Ilias, Aleko, Thomas, Albert, Eric, Hina, Rika, Boulton, William, Isla, Ina, Nia, Anson, Olivia, Julia, Taylor, Niki, Hilary, Malini, Izzy, Adela, Celia, Leyla, Zahra, Cassandra, Becca, Amanda, Samantha, Dorothea, Annalisa, Tom, Lindsey, Margaret, Paula