Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), Energy Division

Address: 
1500 WS Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604
Contact Name: 
Stuart Yoho
Email
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Phone: 
(785) 271-3352
Fax: 
(785) 271-3268
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Presentations on topics such as state and federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, "whole house" energy audits, Energy Star's Portfolio Manager, energy performance contracting for public buildings.

Informational resources available on website (http://kcc.ks.gov/energy/index.htm): KS wind farm map, Recovery Act Accomplishments, Kansas Energy Efficiency Disclosure form.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

As the federally funded state energy office for Kansas, the KCC Energy Division offers several programs to help Kansans implement cost-effective energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects.

One of these is the Facility Conservation Improvement Program (FCIP), which helps school districts finance much-needed energy-efficiency and deferred-maintenance improvements. FCIP staff serve as consultants to USD's throughout the process.

MightyNest

Address: 
2112 Jackson
Evanston , IL 60202
Contact Name: 
Emily Destefano
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(847) 905-0572
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

MightyNest will create a customized url link for the schools. Provide any marketing material needed.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

MightyNest is partnering with schools as an ongoing fundraiser. MightyNest sells over 2000 products that are chemically free and nontoxic. Anytime a school family purchases from MightyNest 15% goes back to the school year round.

K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County, Chase Middle School Garden, Topeka, Kansas

Address: 
9100 N. W 35th Street
Silver Lake 66539
Contact Name: 
June Martin
Email
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Phone: 
(512) 468-8766
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

We can support the Chase Middle School Garden by purchasing items related to food and nutrition. We also support needs by canvasing the community for support.
We will be mentoring a student garden club, parent gardeners in support, and a parent organization formed to support the garden within the surrounding community. We also are part of a group of teachers who use the garden in their classwork, and we try to support, obtain whatever resources needed.... fulfill their every wish!

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Nutrition/ Science Educator under the CYFAR grant providing nutrition education to elementary and middle schools in Topeka. This program supports gardens, with a requirement of a percentage of the produce going to low or no income people or agencies representing them. We currently have an after school program at the Topeka Rescue Mission through school district #501. These kids will be working in the Chase Middle School Garden during the school year as planned, and will work at The Chase Middle School Garden at least one day a week in the summer. We also provide field trips, speakers, guest gardeners, etc. to further engage the kids in our program.

City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Division

Address: 
320 NE Industrial Lane
Lawrence, KS 66044
Contact Name: 
Kathy Richardson
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(785) 832-3030
Fax: 
(785) 832-3056
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

School presentations, workshops, and giveaway items.
Tours of City facilities: recycling, compost, and household hazardous waste.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

The City of Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Division's objective is to facilitate and promote the reduction of materials from the waste stream.

Over the years the Division has implemented the following programs and services:
-Curbside single-stream recycling collection for residential customers.
- Yard Waste Collection and Composting Program
- Cardboard and Office Paper Recycling Program for Businesses
- Community Drop-Off Recycling Bins for Newspaper, Glass, Cardboard, and Mixed Paper
- Environmental Procurement Policy for the City of Lawrence
- Hazardous Waste Disposal for Households and Qualified Small Businesses
- Product Reuse Program
- Earth Day Parade and Celebration
- Electronic Recycling Collection Events
- Community Group and School Presentations

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Division also serves as a central point for information regarding community recycling information.

Rock Springs 4-H Center

Address: 
1168 K-157 Hwy
Junction City, KS 66441
Contact Name: 
Joshua Wilson
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(785) 257-3221
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

We can provide resource materials, program ideas and collaboration, and input on how to incorporate environmental education into your classrooms.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We are a camp, conference, and retreat center. Among our offerings are leadership and other recreational activities, as well as a wide variety of educational and environmental education programs and classes.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Address: 
1000 SW Jackson Suite 310
Topeka, KS 66612
Contact Name: 
Kathleen Waters
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(785) 296-1575
Fax: 
(785) 296-7455
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

The Bureau of Air provides presenters for EARTH and Water Festivals.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

The Bureau of Air provides presenters for EARTH and Water Festivals.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

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Address: 
Kansas City, MO 64111
Contact Name: 
Jessie Fischer
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(816) 754-6855
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

All of ACE's services (assemblies, Action Team support, leadership trainings, etc.) are provided free of charge to schools.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

ACE is the national leader in high school climate science education.
We're an award-winning national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way.

ACE delivers two core offerings: the ACE Assembly and Student Action Program, both of which are offered free to schools.

ACE educators present climate science that resonates with students via an award-winning in-school assembly that blends storytelling, cutting edge animation, music and video.
Our presentation explains greenhouse gases and their sources, how human-caused emissions risk altering the world’s climate on an unprecedented scale—and specific local impacts for students.
We engage students’ imagination through real-life stories of local students who have undertaken extraordinary projects and proven that students can have a huge impact today.
We close with simple ideas and wide-ranging opportunities for students to get involved.
All of the climate science we present comes from peer-reviewed published science articles, with a focus on the IPCC AR4 report--one of the most heavily researched science reports in history.

When the ACE Assembly ends, many students are ready and eager to take action, and our Student Action Programs help get them started. ACE programs include:
-Our national Do One Thing (DOT) campaign to help the environment.
-Student-led Action Teams take on carbon-cutting projects at school. Projects can be anything from starting recycling programs to solarizing their school.
-Leadership trainings are intensive one-day workshops for climate rock stars.

For more information, please visit http://www.acespace.org/.

FundingFactory

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Address: 
380 East Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507
Contact Name: 
Kelly Rhoades
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(888) 883-8237
Fax: 
(814) 464-1815
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

FundingFactory's 100% free recycling program helps schools recycle their used printer cartridge and cell phones, turning what would normally end up in landfills, into cash for your school.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

FundingFactory is the largest fundraising through recycling program in the U.S. More than 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations utilize FundingFactory to subsidize funding. Since 1997, FundingFactory has provided a FREE and simple program to help organizations earn much needed funding while recycling their used printer cartridges and cell phones that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Green Sneakers

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Address: 
1008 Frontier Dr, Suite #203
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Contact Name: 
Jordan Auck
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(877) 505-2530
Fax: 
(866) 271-1529
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

1. Free fundraisers
2. Free materials to conduct fundraisers
3. Free online resource materials provided by GreenSneakers
4. Free support from GreenSneakers program coordinators

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We provide FREE fundraisers to all schools all over the country. EcoChallenge 2012 allows schools to collect used tennis shoes for a period of time throughout the school year and earn $0.50 per LB for the shoes they have collected. The shoes are then made available to people around the world who cannot afford shoes while keeping them out of landfills. EcoChallenge benefits schools, the environment, and less fortunate people everywhere. Win-Win-Win!

New Beginnings Enterprises, Inc.

Address: 
1001 Wilson P.O. Box 344
Neodesha, KS 66757
Contact Name: 
Joe O'Rourke
Email
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 
(620) 325-3333
Fax: 
(620) 325-3899
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

As part of its day program offerings to adults with developmental disabilities, New Beginnings picks up school paper from Neodesha Public Schools (USD 461) every 2 weeks for free. The adults served at New Beginnings sort the paper and put it in cardboard containers for pickup. In 2011 USD 461 and New Beginnings helped remove over 20,000 lbs of school paper from the local landfill.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

New Beginnings is a provider of community services to adults with developmental disabilities in Neodesha, Ks. Part of the day program is a document destruction business called DocuShred. Adults with developmental disabilities are provided work oppotunities like picking up condfidential material for shredding from local banks and businesses, paper at local schools, and cardboard from local businesses.