Our education programs teach K-12 students and local residents about local environmental issues, waste diversion, recycling and creative reuse.

We teach in the classroom and in the community through hands-on learning.

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K-12 Environmental Education

Our free, in-school environmental education lessons employ hands-on learning, literature and art to promote critical thinking about creative reuse and recycling.

Each lesson is specifically designed by Erin Genrich, our Environmental Education Coordinator and certified teacher, to meet classroom needs and align with GLE standards.


Community Outreach

The Green Project extends our mission into the community by conducting outreach at local events. We partner with environmental organizations, museums, schools and markets to bring environmental education and lessons in creative reuse to neighborhoods across New Orleans.


Salvage Store Tours

We offer tours of our Salvage Store to classrooms, after school programs, clubs, Scouts and residents. Tours include a look at how we divert materials from landfills, our paint recycling process, and how to creatively give old materials new life.


New Orleans Environmental
Education Collaborative

The Green Project was a founding member of the New Orleans Environmental Education Collaborative (NOEEC) and remains actively involved in maintaining NOEEC’s Programming Resource Guide, which provides local teachers with information about environmental organizations, field trips and lessons that align with Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (GLE).