Green School Program

Find out more about the program


See a list of available activities


Report GS Credits


Congratulations 2016-17 Green Schools!

These are the schools that earned Green School status for 2016-17. Great work!
  • Athens Christian
  • Athens Montessori
  • Barnett Shoals Elementary
  • Barrow Elementary
  • Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle
  • Chase Street Elementary
  • Clarke Middle School
  • Cleveland Road Elementary
  • Coile Middle School
  • Fowler Drive Elementary
  • Gaines Elementary
  • Hilsman Middle School
  • HT Edwards Early Learning Center
  • JJ Harris Elementary
  • Kaleidoscope Montessori
  • Lifespan Montessori
  • Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary
  • St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Stroud Elementary
  • Whit Davis Elementary
  • Whitehead Road Elementary
The Green School Program is designed to assist schools with environmental education and improvement efforts that focus on conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment. Annually, the program recognizes participating schools that implement exceptional environmental education and improvement programs.
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Returning Green Schools need to confirm participation and update their information for the current school year.
New schools can register online. 
Due September 29, 2017.
Lesson Submission Deadline April 30, 2018.
Green Teachers Strive for 5!
To be recognized as a Green Teacher, at least five lesson plans/projects from the following areas must be completed and turned in to the Green Schools Committee: (1) Recycling/Waste Reduction  (2) Beautification/Litter Prevention/School Improvement  (3) Water Education  (4) Environmental Education Related Community Service  (5) Other Environmental Education Activity.
Green Schools Strive for 25!
A total of twenty-five environmental education activities must be documented throughout the academic school year in order to achieve Green School status.
Yearly Renewals
To maintain the Green School status, a school must strive for twenty-five each school year. Annual renewals will receive a year sticker to place on their Green School driveway sign and (when available) grants to expand or sustain Green School activities.
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The Green Schools Program is a partnership between the ACC Recycling Division, Water Conservation, Stormwater Management, Planning Department, UGA Extension, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. Visit their links to see available activities, lessons, and programs.

ACC Recycling logo   (706) 613-3512 x316
 stormwater (706) 613-3440 x382 
 water conservation (706) 613-3729 

acc extension logo 14 (706) 613-3640  
 KACCB logo with KAB(706) 613- 3501 x312  

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