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Green Schools Program
Board of Commissioners

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Green Schools Program?

A grassroots initiative at Hartland High School in Livingston County led to the formal establishment of the Michigan Green Schools Program when Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed Public Act 146 into law on May 22, 2006.

A school is eligible to receive a green, emerald or evergreen school environmental stewardship designation if the school or students submits proper documentation describing how the school has performed a minimum of two activities from categories described in legislation by March 1, 2013.

The Macomb County Board of Commissioners encourages all public and private schools in the county to participate in the Michigan Green Schools Program, because saving energy and protecting Michigan’s natural resources is in everyone’s best interest.

How do we get a replacement flag?

First flags/banners are awarded at no cost to schools.  Replacement flags are limited.  Please contact Patti Dib at for more information.

Does it cost anything to become a Green School?

It does not cost anything to apply for Green School status. The only costs are those a school may incur while participating in activities to meet points or objectives.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any public or private K-12 school in Macomb County may apply.

How do I apply?

Please click "How to Apply” for details. Remember to submit application and supporting materials no later than March 1, 2017.

Is the Macomb County program different from the Michigan Green Schools programs in other counties?

All counties participating in the Michigan Green Schools Program adhere to the same basic principles of the state law. Macomb schools must apply using the Macomb County-specific application. Click on "how to apply" at left.

Where can we find an environmental speaker?

Please contact a Green Schools coordinator if you need assistance in finding a list of environmental speakers for your school. Also check out our "Info-Ideas-Events" web page at left to view other resources and cooperating organizations. 

What Macomb County Schools are Official Michigan Green Schools?

Please visit "Macomb County Green Schools" link at left to access a current list of Green Schools.

Who should I call to ask a question about the Green Schools Program?

Macomb County Green School Coordinator:

Macomb County Board of Commissioners

Laura Murphy

1 S. Main Street, 9th Floor

Mount Clemens, MI 48043