Green Schools Resources
- City of West Palm Beach (WPB) Mayor’s of Sustainability: WPB Green My School Program:The WPB Green My School program aims at helping schools achieve the prestigious Green Schools Recognition. Please email Matthew Ferrer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- School District of Palm Beach County – Please follow the link to see what “green” initiatives have been taken and implemented throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. For Palm Beach County public school teachers, please contact the Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Lisa Toy, at Lisa.Toy@palmbeachschools.org to have a free collection bin delivered to your school.
- The Go Green Initiative – A planning guide to help schools implement the national Go Green Initiative
- Recycling at Events – This PDF file offers ideas to successfully incorporate recycling programs and other green practices into your schools special events.
- Upcycle your school’s waste – Through TerraCycle, your Green School Team can launch a collection team or join an existing collection team to begin collecting drink pouches, yogurt cups, energy bar wrappers and chip bags. Once these materials are collected they can be sent to TerraCycle and in return TerraCycle will donate at least two cents per item to your school or charity of your choice.
- Growums – A green fundraising company that helps provides products for your school to growing themed gardens, and/or use them for fundraising.
- Caps of Love – Have your students collect and sort plastic caps and lids. Caps of Love will take donations of sorted caps and lids, sell them, and use the proceeds to purchase wheelchairs for disabled children.
Green Your School Challenge – Do Something
Teens are encouraged to register their schools and rally their community to lead projects to reduce waste, save energy, promote green agriculture, and more! The five schools with the most students registered each will receive a $1000 grant. The schools that create the biggest recycling and energy conservation impact will receive a $5,000 grant. Additional prizes include four $500 college scholarships to individuals who register for the campaign by March 1st.
Target K-12 School Field Trip Grants
Grants of $700 will be awarded to education professionals employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the United States for visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Fall 2015 deadline: October 16, 2015
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
There is a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement as well as landscaping/clean up type projects.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Yearly spring and summer project deadline: September 30
Yearly fall and winter project deadline: January 31
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Activities to be funded must be project-based, performed by youth, and have real environmental outcomes.
Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grant
Fall 2015 deadline September 30, 2015
Amount: up to $1,000
Grants must be completed in one year, must involve service learning, must exemplify student voice, must involve a community partner, must secure 50% matched funds, and applicant must have completed PLT workshop.
Seeds for Education Grant Program
Yearly deadline: October 15
Amount: under $500
Funds are available for plants and seeds.
Save On Energy Teacher Grants
Fall 2015 deadline: September 18, 2015
Grants are awarded to current teachers who submit energy-related lesson plans to be used toward classroom materials and activities.
The Lawrence Foundation Grants
Yearly June cycle deadline: April 30
Yearly December cycle deadline: November 1
Amount: Varies, average of $9,108
The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services, and other causes.
Habitat Heroes Mini-Grant
Deadline: May 2016
Amount: up to $750
This grant provides additional funding to schools that are continually improving their schoolyard bird habitat.
Toshiba America Foundation Grant
Yearly deadline: October 1
Grants are provided to fund project-based learning in science and mathematics in K-5 classrooms.
Alternative Fuel Foundation Grant Program
Amount: Typically $250 to $500
Projects that will be favored for funding promote the concept and use of alternative fuels or sustainability.
Green Thumb Challenge Grant
Fall 2015 deadline: September 30, 2015
The award is designed to support the ongoing sustainability of a youth garden program.
- Alliance to Save Energy – Tools and resources to help bring energy efficiency into the classroom.
- Department of Education’s Just for Teachers Instructional – Downloadable resources available to teachers.
- Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization that provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental, social, and economic concerns and solutions.
- EcoSprouts (t-shirt sales for fundraising, organic made in USA)
- Equal Exchange Fundraising (fair trade products)
- Go Green Fundraisers (provide support from fundraising specialists)
- Gone Green Fundraising (scratch card fundraising)
- Green American (article “Greening School Fundraisers)
- GreenRaising (website green fundraising drives)
- Growing Green Fundraising (flower-selling fundraiser)
- Growums (themed garden kits fundraisers)
- Memory Trees (tree kits fundraisers)
- Mother Earth Fundraising (fundraising program, eco-friendly products)
- One Small Step (waste-free lunches)
- Organic Consumers (article about healthy fundraising)
- TerraCycle (upcycling fundraise)