Lane County Waste Management and the City of Eugene have teamed up to offer ten $500 grants each year to schools that become Oregon Green Schools or move up to Merit or Premier level.
These grant funds are provided to cover expenses related to the waste reduction or resource efficiency efforts of the school. Funds will be disbursed at a school-wide assembly or a board or PTO meeting when the school has achieved certification.
Check out the Oregon Green School Website to see who else in Lane County has been certified, and learn all about how to become an Oregon Green School.
Their 'how to join' page has application forms and instructions. Or click here for step by step thorough and detailed tips and instructions for the application process.
To be eligible for the grant, schools must fill out the OGS application, achieve certification, and promote the achievement to whole school (usually in assembly and newsletter/website). This process provides many opportunities for applied learning activities for students at all grade levels.
And we've created resources to make it easier:
Trash Tracking Worksheets
Waste Audit activity worksheet
Waste Audit activity with pie charts
Goal setting ideas
No Need to Go it Alone! We provide hands-on technical assistance to schools through Partners for Sustainable Schools. They are available to visit and assist, inspire and guide your school through the certification process.
Partners for Sustainable Schools (PSS)
website: partnersfor sustainableschools.org
For more information about this grant program, contact:
Sarah Grimm, 682-4339, or firstname.lastname@example.org