Join Macomb County’s Green Schools movement!
Becoming an Official Green School saves money, builds school pride, engages the larger school community in activities to benefit the school, encourages environmental stewardship and provides opportunities to develop leadership. Not only that, it’s a fun initiative that allows all areas of schools - students, instructional staff, administrators, building personnel, parents, neighbors and the larger community - to be involved and to work toward an achievable goal.
There is no cost to participate and the program is open to all public or private K-12 schools. More than 128 schools last year achieved or renewed their Official Michigan Green School status by participating in the Macomb County Green Schools Program.
Now it’s time to plan your Macomb County Green Schools Program activities! The 2016-17 cycle officially began as of March 1st , meaning that activities that have taken place during the summer, this fall and over the winter are eligible for inclusion in your 2017 application.
For Macomb County Schools ONLY, an additional activity has been added.
New: Category X, Activity 3: County-Specific Green Schools Nomination – Nominate an individual who has made exceptional contributions to preserving our environment or to advancing environmental education. Submit a brief description of your nominee and describe their efforts to preserve our environment, advance environmental stewardship and education and keep your school green!
Five lucky schools won the raffle prizes which were Green Glove Dryer Classroom Packs: Graebner Elementary; Mt. Clemens Montessori School; Disney Elementary; John F. Kennedy Middle School; and Fox Elementary School.
The Board of Commissioners is proud of all of our schools; we're looking forward to next year!
Why Participate in the Green Schools Program?
The Michigan Green Schools Program is a fun, educational initiative which encourages students to participate in activities that are good for the environment and promote energy efficiency and savings.
Be sure to check out a few events going on at other Macomb County Green Schools by visiting our Info-Ideas-Events page. If you have something going on related to your Green School Program, please let us know so we can help promote!