Green Our Planet
Since 2013, Green Our Planet has improved STEM education for over 130,000 students through implementing more than 220 school gardens and school hydroponics programs across the country.
- Need Accomplished
- Evaluation Developing
- Sustainability Accomplished
- Replication & Scalability Accomplished
- Partnerships Accomplished
- Capacity Accomplished
- Challenging & Relevant Content Developing
- STEM Practices Developing
- Inspiration Accomplished
- Under-Represented Groups Accomplished
I couldn’t be more proud of Ciara Byrne, one of our 2019 #ObamaFellows, who not only helps students understand and learn science and math concepts, but also helps them understand the importance of taking care of our planet.
Former First Lady
The programs in this database clear a high bar. STEMworks reviewed each program against the Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy. Programs must be Accomplished () across all Design Principles, or be Developing () in a maximum of three areas.
Identify and target a compelling and well-defined need.
Use rigorous evaluation to continuously measure and inform progress towards the compelling need identified.
Ensure work is sustainable.
Replication & Scalability Accomplished
Demonstrate replicability and scalability.
Create high impact partnerships.
Ensure organizational capacity to achieve goals.
Challenging & Relevant Content Developing
Offer challenging and relevant STEM content for the target audience.
STEM Practices Developing
Incorporate and encourage STEM practices.
Inspire interest and engagement in STEM.
Under-Represented Groups Accomplished
Identify and address the needs of under-represented groups.
Green Our Planet is a nonprofit education organization that runs the largest and most comprehensive STEM school garden and hydroponics programs in the United States. Green Our Planet uses school gardens and hydroponics as hands-on learning tools to increase student academic performance in STEM subjects. Green Our Planet’s programs are built upon standards-aligned STEM curricula for grades K-5, which also include lessons on nutrition, financial literacy and conservation. The experiential curricula empowers educators to help students connect STEM concepts to real-life applications using school gardens and indoor hydroponics.
Funders and Partners
Green Our Planet’s generous funders, partners and supporters include the following businesses and organizations: Switch, Consumer Technology Association, The Brees Dream Foundation, The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and the Obama Foundation. Please view a full list of our sponsors and supporters on our website.