Welcome to the Official Michigan Green Schools Foundation Website
Michigan Green Schools helped Zambia start a Green School program based on the Michigan model. Anastasia School in Ndola, Zambia is pictured above celebrating their Green School designation, the first in Zambia. Congratulations Anastasia School! The students are green penpals with Traverse West Middle School. They are holding pictures of their new friends.
Congratulations to all our 2019 Green Schools on their fantastic achievements!
If you're interested in applying for the 2019-2020 school year, reach out to your county coordinator to learn more! All official green schools may use the Michigan Green School copyright logo on websites, newspapers, yearbooks, etc. To request the vector logo, please contact us.
If your school is interested in a Zambia Penpal project we have an invite from the Mwaiseni School, grade 1-6. Contact us for more info.
Featured Threatened Animal
The Red-shouldered Hawk is a threatened species in Michigan. To learn more about the recovery plan and what you can do to help, visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website and print our coloring sheet for a fun activity. The coloring pages are copyright free for participating Michigan Green Schools.
A top goal again this school year is reducing food waste. For every 1 lb. of food waste composted, 6 lbs. of greenhouse gases are kept out of the atmosphere! Schools can get a compost bin or compost units for classrooms and know they are making a great contribution to protect our earth. Learn more at https://www.smarterlunchrooms.org.
Monthly Ideas: April
Start an anti idling campaign at your school.The idling while waiting for students wastes energy and pollutes the air around the school grounds. Do an information blurb on your website and parent newsletters. Many will be glad to help out!
Make a plan to support the health of the Great Lakes Watershed. Schools can participate by signing up for an Adopt a Beach location all over Michigan! Not near a beach? A clean up on local rivers helps the Great Lakes Watershed too because rivers feed into the Great Lakes. To learn more about protecting the Great Lakes, visit the Alliance for the Great Lakes website.
Rather than adding to the amount of textiles already in our landfills, host a clothing and textiles collection at your school. Some items like towels and blankets could go to local animal shelters for reuse, and other items can go to local thrift shops for resale and/or textile recycling.
Visit our Green Activities page for more suggestions. The page is updated each year, so continue to check back!
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Updated April 5, 2019