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Green Schools Program

We are now accepting applications for the Green Schools program. The application period for the 2018/19 Green Schools program is now live, you can view the landing page here

OVERVIEW

The Philacycle Green Schools Program encourages students to make a difference in their communities. Promoting environmental education, innovation and creative solutions, this program believes in investing in young people and giving them the resources they need to be positive examples for their community.

HOW IT WORKS

A school must submit an (online) application that creates, continues or expands sustainable practices. The Green Schools Program Committee will contact your school to confirm acceptance of the application and may follow up regarding status and outstanding questions.

The top fifty proposals will be selected by the Committee and given the opportunity to raise up to $2,500 for their projects. Accepted proposals will be placed on the Green Schools Program website, where members can donate their Philacycle points online. For every 250 points donated to a school’s project, we will grant $1.

We encourage students and teachers to spread the word to their friends and family; we will also provide finalists with toolkits to promote their projects within the community. Donated points can come from anywhere, and they are a great way for our members to come together to help support and fund projects that benefit the community.

Schools will receive grant checks in the mail, and can additionally opt for a “big check” presentation ceremony with representatives from Philacycle, the principal, and the students and teachers involved in the project.

2018-2019 PROGRAM

Important Dates:

Application Period Begins September 24, 2018
Application Deadline November 30, 2018
Accepted Schools are Notified December 14, 2018
Donation Period Begins January 7, 2019
Donation Period Ends March 19, 2019
Green School Results Announced March 22, 2019
Checks Are Mailed April 1, 2019