2014 Green Earth Book Award Winners Announced

Winner_Gold_EMBThe celebration of our 10th annual Read Green Festival kicks off today with the official announcement of the 2014 winners for the Green Earth Book Award, which is a national recognition of authors and illustrators whose books best inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment. Click here to see the winners.

Thanks you to the following sponsors for supporting our event, and helping us get even more books into the hands of children.

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September 18: 10th Annual Green Earth Book Awards Ceremony and Green Tie Ceremony

flyer headline for web pageJoin us to celebrate our 2014 Green Earth Book Award winners and help us get more environmental books into the hands of children!  The awards ceremony will be emceed by NBC News 4 anchor Wendy Rieger with special guest speaker Richard Harris, award winning NPR journalist.  Proceeds for the evening will benefit our 10,000 Book Fund.  Unique travel and experience packages will be raffled, open bar and hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets are $75. Click here for details. Click here to purchase your tickets


Welcome New Board Members

We are pleased to announce that Judi Dotson and Bill Balcke were elected to join our Executive Board of Directors and Sara Green to our Advisory Board during our June board meeting.

 Ms. Dotson, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the firm’s $340M Finance and Economic Development (FED) business within its Commercial Civil Group.  Mr. Balcke, Vice President at SRA International, Bill Balcke has over 25 years of experience in the analysis and development of environmental laws and regulations and policies. Ms. Green is Program Director at SRA International.

 “As The Nature Generation continues to provide environmental education to our area youth, we are fortunate that we are able to tap into the knowledge of the top professionals from the environmental consulting industry,” said The Nature Generation Board Chair Peter Trick.


Luck Stone Joins The Nature Generation

We are pleased to announce Luck Stone as our new Sustainable Partner. Luck Stone generously supports our environmental education programs and was a key participant in the creation of the nonprofit’s Education on Energy and the Environment (E3) classroom games, which are available for free to teachers throughout Virginia and across the nation.  Luck Stone is also the primary supporter in building the next generation of E3 games, due to be released beginning this fall.  Thanks to a $40,000 grant from Luck Stone, we will be able to improve the technology of the games to make them accessible on-line to teachers and students and enhance the content to address current environmental topics, encourage critical thinking and inspire responsible environmental action. Read more…


Join the 10,000 Books Fund

10K Books girl reading photoYou can help us meet our goal to bring 10,000 environmental education books to youth in public and inner-city schools and military bases in your community. For many of these children, this could be their first book – what better way to nurture the love of reading than to present them with a beautifully illustrated and written book about the wonders of our natural environment.   Click here to donate.