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Green Schools Program
Board of Commissioners
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(586) 469-6484
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The 2017/2018 Macomb County Green Schools Guidelines and Application are now available!

Be sure to check the Guidelines out here as soon as possible! The Application is available here. There are MANY updates and changes this year, including two NEW activity opportunities!!!

 

Macomb County’s Green Schools 10th Anniversary Year!

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It's time to start planning for our 2017/2018 Celebration Event! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Macomb Intermediate School District.

All 2017/2018 participating schools are invited to attend, and schools achieving Green, Emerald, or Evergreen status will be honored!

This year is a special year for Macomb County: It's our 10th Year participating with the Michigan Green Schools Program!  This year's Celebration event will be our biggest yet, with a new and exciting program planned! If possible, make arrangements with your school early so that you can be in attendance! You won't want to miss out!

 

Macomb County’s Green Schools 2016-2017 Celebration Event Recap:

The Macomb County Board of Commissioners recently honored the 125 schools which achieved Official Michigan Green School status for the 2016-17 Program Cycle.

Of those achieving Official Michigan Green School status:

  • 11 have participated every single year since the beginning of our program

  • ALL 125 have robust recycling programs

  • ALL 125 have energy efficiency activities in place; meaning that they are saving resources and saving money.

Each year, as part of the Macomb County Green Schools program, the opportunity for students to create and submit a logo which may be considered for use specifically in Macomb County Green Schools program materials in the upcoming year.

Avary Black from Jefferson Middle School, is the creator of the winning logo this year. Avary said she used a butterfly to represent something beautiful that needs to be protected. Each space in the butterfly’s wings represents something within the environment that also needs to be protected and preserved.

Each year the "best of each category" is recognized for the designations of Green, Emerald and Evergreen.  Top Schools for 2016-17 are as follows:
Green Designation Category: North Lake High School
Emerald Designation Category: Kaiser Elementary School
Evergreen Designation Category: Iroquois Middle School
Top Overall: Eisenhower High School
 
In addition: A Best Technical Application certificate was awarded to Anchor Bay Middle School- North
 
 

NEWS:  2017 Green Advocate Award Winner - Kevin Bai, Chippewa Valley High School

This year, the Macomb Green Schools Program presented the inaugural Green Advocate Award to Kevin Bai of Chippewa Valley High School. Kevin’s nomination came from the students involved in Chippewa Valley High School’s Eco-Club. 

After reading through the submission, it is clear that Kevin is not only a classroomteacher devoted to educating students about ecology and the environment, he is an innovator of programming and he inspires involvement. He is the implementer of the Keep Michigan Beautiful statewide “Keep It Clean and Green” program at Chippewa Valley High School. CVHS is currently the only school in Macomb County which participates in this program.

Kevin oversees the many activities of the CVHS Ecology Club and he conducts the CVHS school yard spring and fall clean-up by groups such as the Key Club and Eco Club. He has taught perennial plant selection, layout, installation and maintenance of four school gardens, including the Principal’s Garden with its native plants. He applies for grants and has won three awards for the gardens planted at CVHS.

Congratulations to Kevin Bai, 2017 Green Advocate Award Winner!

We are looking forward to the 10th year of the Macomb County Green Schools Program!

 
 
 

 

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Why Participate in the Green Schools Program? 

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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!

Click here for ideas, activity opportunities, and other resources.