PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS – North Shore Bank recently presented Beverly based Change is Simple with a $5,000 donation to help fund programs that allow children to explore and learn about relevant environmental topics. Change is Simple’s super-charged STEM curriculum is bringing environmental, sustainability, and climate education to more than 8,000 elementary and middle school students in the Boston area each year.

Michael R. Wheeler, North Shore Bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer said of the organization:

We are impressed by not only their dedication to STEM education, but also for making a difference in our communities by educating students on responsible living and environmental sustainability.” He continued, “We’re happy to support such a wonderful organization and we encourage all educators to have them included in their school curriculum.

Lauren Belmonte, Co-Founder of Change is Simple said of North Shore Bank’s contribution:

The bank's donation to Change is Simple helps to ensure that our environmental and climate curriculum reaches students and schools throughout the 2020-2021 school year.”  She went on to add, “With schools back in many different ways; teachers need support and students need stability, consistency and a reason to learn. The bank’s contribution helps us continue to serve students, and support teachers at school, and at home during this unprecedented time. 
About Change is Simple
Founded in 2011, Change is Simple started in one classroom and has gone on to educate over 30,000 children. From the food we eat, to the energy we use and products we buy, each of our daily actions adds up to leave an impact on our world. Dozens of small changes can be made every day to live more sustainably. Change is Simple has turned this into a supercharged STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. They mobilize their team to elementary and middle schools, transforming classrooms into ecosystems and construction zones, kids into scientists and engineers. Kids use real-world science tools and project-based learning to create real-world impacts.  Led by college mentors and STEM professionals, their workshops and curriculum inspire children to achieve academic success and become participants in creating a healthier and more sustainable future.  For more information on Change is Simple, visit