Michigan Green Schools

An opportunity to recognize a school’s efforts and bring more awareness to students.

Saving energy and recycling have become a way of life for schools, businesses, and homes. Michigan Green Schools is an opportunity to recognize your efforts and bring more awareness to students. In order to earn a Green Schools award, your school must participate in at least 10 of the 20 activities listed on the application. These include activities as easy as recycling paper, learning about alternative energy, or adopting an endangered species.

To participate, just download the application, review and follow the directions, and then send us your application checklist by March 1, 2020 after you finish the activities.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020. Do not submit application until January 2020 at the earliest.


Michigan Green Schools Application – due March 1, 2020
2019-20 Application_PDF (PDF)
2019-20 Application_Word (Word Doc)

“Other” Activities Approval Form – due December 1, 2019
Alternative Activities Approval Form (Word Doc)



  • Under Category 1: Recycling, A: Recycling Program for at least 2 of the following: Please check every box for which your school has a recycling program. However, no matter how many boxes are checked, letter A is only worth 1 point. It is not 1 point for every 2 boxes checked.
  • If you use a lesson/field trip/special speaker/activity for one Category and Letter, you may not use the same one for another Category and Letter, even if the activity applies to more than one check box.
  • Do an extra point (or two)!  One or two extra criteria points help to ensure that your school meets the minimum requirements for your Green School level just in case a previous point doesn’t apply.
  • For activity ideas, visit http://www.michigangreenschools.us/green-activities.html.


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