Green Schools Recognition Program
The LPS Sustainability Office is excited to enter our fourth year of the Green Schools Recognition Program, and our second year with a brand new structure!
The recognition program engages staff, students, administrators, custodians, and families by encouraging them to complete activities that reduce the environmental impact of their school. The program is based on the number of points earned by each school and recognizes schools for various levels of achievement. These activities are generally designed to be carried out or directed by the school Green Team, but anyone is welcome to participate!
How It Works:
Start a Green Team (optional)
Teachers, staff, students, and family members are all welcome to earn points for their school. We know schools can be a big place to coordinate these efforts across departments and different groups using the building, so we recommend putting together a Green Team to be the champion group of this program.
All principals are asked to designate a Sustainability Champion for their school, and they should be your point of contact for creating/joining the green team. If you aren’t sure who the champion is at your school, please contact Brittney Albin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn points by completing sustainability-related activities. Yes, this includes activities you might already be doing!
We have rounded up a list of presentations, curriculum, campaigns, resources and more so you can easily find activities that interest you and your students. You can also develop your own activity, just make sure it relates to environmental sustainability. Teachers, staff, students, and family members can all earn points.
Click HERE to see our available activities.
Report for Points
Reporting your activity to get points is simple. Take a few photos while doing your activity and then submit then to us via the online points reporting form. The Sustainability Team will review your submission and award your school points.
Access the point submission form HERE.
Be Recognized and Rewarded
All schools are eligible to earn funding for reaching one of 3 achievement levels. New this year is a competitive component – the top elementary school and top secondary school will each be awarded $500 in sustainability project funding!
In May, top earning schools will be recognized as green leaders and awarded sustainability funding.
Check out the leaderboard to see what schools have already accomplished this year: