Greener Schools

“Dreaming Greener Foundation” is teaching school students in Colombia to be environmentally sustainable. We need your support to reach more schools. Currently 29 schools participate in a program that has been funded by individuals and donations by local Colombian businesses. Just $4,000 more will enable 4 more schools to achieve up to $25,000/year savings in electricity costs alone in their school. It will also help children to grow trees from seeds and then plant them in public places to reforest Cartagena. These are the streets where they live and go to school. The children also water and care for the trees until they are no longer need their care. Efficient water usage and recycling of glass, metal, food and plastic is also taught. Please help us by pledging a donation and sharing the link to our Pozible project so we can continue our sustainable journey. We hope that eventually all 500 schools in Cartagena will implement the program.

The $4,000 we are seeking will enable 4 more schools to participate in the program. There are numerous things that must be purchased. Teaching materials for the children, such as books, display posters, and notebooks. There are recycling bins for metal, glass, plastic and food. Water efficiency measures will often involve paying for a plumber to fix leaky pipes and taps. Lowering electricity costs involves replacing old, inefficient light globes with modern LED globes.

We have been paying for these things out of our own pockets, and from generous donations from companies in Cartagena and now have 29 participating schools. With $4,000 4 more schools could participate. Eventually we hope to provide the program in all 500 schools in Cartagena. Note that we charge nothing for our program. It is completely free to participating schools.

The Dreaming Greener Foundation has been working in the schools of Cartagena in 2013 an 2014. To date we have demonstrated savings of $25,000 per year and this value is growing. We are also working on reducing the use of electricity, planting trees in the community and recycling materials such as glass, metal, plastics and paper. These activities also have much value, but it is not easy to quantify in dollar terms.