Commitment to Action

Scaling the Appalachian Green Teachers Project

Commitment by

Rural Action

In 2013, Rural Action committed to expanding a school-based environmental education program, Appalachian Green Teachers Project (AGTP), to provide hands-on, science-based, and outdoor learning experiences to at least 3,750 Appalachian children and train 150 teachers to integrate environmental education into their classes, throughout a five-county region. This program is the region's only youth program that integrates ecology tied to curriculum standards, youth leadership skills, and children's health. Students in some of the region's most impoverished school districts will have access to innovative outdoor learning, thereby increasing their understanding of their natural surroundings and the need for sustainable development and conservation of resources. Effective environmental education prepares the next generation of students to be successful environmental stewards.





Scaling the Appalachian Green Teachers Project



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Rural Action

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative, Ohio University, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Ohio Historical Society