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Giving youth the tools to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities.

Through our curriculum and programs, students cultivate environmental literacy and 21st-century skills, adopt sustainable living practices, and act as leaders and creative changemakers in their communities. EcoRise introduces students to the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and prosperity, and students demonstrate the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their sustainability projects.

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Check out the impact EcoRise students have had since 2015:


Water saved


Air improved


Food produced


Energy saved


Greenspace improved


Waste diverted

Student Innovation Projects

Ben Franklin HS Diversity Garden – Bird Habitat Blitz! – Breaking it Down –Bringing Berries to Brooke – Butterfly and Bee Garden – Cafeteria Composting Infrastructure – Chicken Life Cycle – Cleaning Up Our Pond – Compostable Cutlery – The Crayon Campaign – Creating a Stress-Free Green Space – Indoor Plants for Every Classroom – EcoTrailblazers Cafeteria Waste Elder Creek Recycling – Erosion Prevention – Fresh Herbs for Everyone – Green House Renovation – Grow It, Eat It, Share It – Herb Garden Grant – Idle Power Conservation – Improving Drinking Water at Pace HS – Lake Ann Learning Garden – Magnificent Mud Makeover – Mini Public Library Design – Nature Trail – No More Paper Towels! – Plastic Is Not Fantastic – Rain Barrels with Solar Powered Pump – ReusaBottle Save the World – Rodent Control – Snack Time Waste Tree – Thirsty Bees – Vertical Gardening – Voigt Learning GardenWalk or Bike to School – Weather Station – What’s Your IAQ Score?

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EcoRise Impact Reports

Student Showcases

Each Spring, together with our education partners, we host regional Student Showcases to celebrate the next generation of innovators across the country. At the events, students from  share their deep understanding of complex sustainability challenges.