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- Reduced environmental impact and costs;
- Improved health and wellness of students and staff; and
- Increased environmental and sustainability literacy.
Nine Focus Areas:
- Community Involvement
- Environmental Health
- Environmental & Sustainability Education
- Health & Wellness
- Recycling & Waste Management
- School Site
Green & Healthy School Recognition Levels:
|Sprout School||Complete registration, prerequisites, and narrative expressing the desire to become a Green & Healthy School.|| Welcome packet and certificate
Eligible to play the “Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools” game.
Automatically registered for Project Learning Tree (PLT)GreenSchools!.
|Seedling School||Complete Sprout Level and document achievement in at least one focus area.|| Certificate
Eligible for Recycling Bin Grant (if Recycling & Waste Management focus area is completed)
|Sapling School||Complete Sprout Level and document achievement in at least five focus areas, including Energy, Water, School Site, Recycling & Waste Management, and Environmental Health.|| Framed Certificate
Automatically certified as a Project Learning Tree (PLT) GreenSchool! which makes schools eligible to apply for PLT grants.
|Sugar Maple School||Complete Sprout Level and document achievement in all nine focus areas.|| Certificate
Eligible for nomination for the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition.
Questions? Contact Victoria Rydberg, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (608) 266-0419 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Samara Hamzé, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 608-267-7622 or email@example.com
Deadline: There is no deadline for Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin. Applicants can save work and return to it at any time. To be considered for the US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools or District Sustainability Award, applications must be submitted by December 1. To download the application in its entirety for planning, see the resources page.