About the Program
Green Up Our Schools provides funding for proposed waste reduction and recycling plans in elementary schools. Each year, we ask our member schools to complete the same requirements, outlined below.
Start of Year
We ask each school to do these three activities to get the year off to a great start. Once all three are completed, we'll send you the grant check ($1,000 for year 1, $500 for year 2, and $500 for year 3).
During the Year
Each school is asked to complete two waste reduction projects each year (for example, a "Zero Waste Lunch Campaign" or a "Paper Towel Reduction Campaign"). We'll also host several optional events called Coffee Hours, where we bring all of the teachers and parents together to share ideas.
End of the Year
We invite everyone to our Appreciation Dinner to say thanks for all the time & energy invested throughout the year. To wrap things up, we also ask each school for a couple more things:
The monthly phone calls are great for bouncing ideas around and getting help with any obstacles.