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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools are teaming up with local industry leaders to learn more about going green.

The collaborative effort aims to improve school programs for community gardens and the relationship between healthy environments and emotional well-being.

One of Thursday's seminars focused on composting projects at Lincoln Avenue School.

Organizers say going green not only helps the environment, it boosts learning.

"Having the kids get outside more often helps them connect with their community, connect with nature, and can really help that learning that they're doing kind of stick," said science curriculum specialist Rochelle Sandrin.

One of those green areas is Alice's Garden off 20th and Garfield Avenue.

The Green Schools Consortium first started in 2014. This year's event was held at Brown Street Academy in Milwaukee.

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