What does the money raised go towards?
The money that you are donating will go towards field trips for the students to the Shedd Aquarium to explore issues of marine sustainability, to local urban gardens to get their hands dirty learning about composting and permaculture, to local beaches to volunteer for beach cleanups, and variety of other activities planned. Funds will also go towards meals, scientific equipment, creative materials and travel for students.
What is the future of Get Them to the Green?
The camp is only the beginning of the impact we intend to have on Chicago’s youth. We will engage with over 500 students during the school year, holding workshops to improve ecological literacy while also enabling and inspiring the students to be environmental change makers within their neighborhoods. We will also be sending three students from Chicago abroad next summer, on trips focused on sustainability, biology, environmental science, and other related fields.