Thanks to a grant from the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County is launching a Green Grants program to provide money to schools for sustainability and recycling projects.
The $1,000 grant was given to the district’s Environmental & Conservation Services (ECS) Department to award up to $150 in “classroom mini-grants” to schools that want to establish or expand their student recycling programs by purchasing collection bins for recycling, supporting a waste reduction project, or providing informative posters and educational materials.
“Through this special grants program, we hope to cultivate a community of environmental stewards in an effort to encourage ‘recycling right’ as a standard in schools across the district,” Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Toy said.
The goal of the Green Grants program is to inspire students and teachers to come up with creative solutions to their school’s recycling challenges and help spread the message to “recycle often, recycle right.”
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is a community leader and voice for excellence in Palm Beach County’s public schools.
The organization’s mission is to advance excellence in public education by increasing public awareness and sustaining community support for programs focused on learning, literacy and leadership.