The Green Team
The Green Team is an environmental club for Massachusetts students, grades kindergarten through twelve, sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Department of Environmental Protection. It is an interactive educational program that empowers students and teachers to help the environment through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, energy conservation and pollution prevention.
Green Team participants receive educational tools, such as a classroom poster, lesson plans, recycling tips and suggested activities. Each class that takes the Green Team Pledge receives a Certificate of Recognition and is eligible to win great prizes. Classes that complete more activities advance to the next level and are eligible to win more valuable rewards.
To learn more, or to sign up your class, please visit the Green Team website.
Technical Assistance for schools to Set-up Recycling and Composting Programs
The Center for EcoTechnology assists schools in developing and implementing school-wide recycling and composting programs. Services can include waste assessments, waste disposal/recycling contract revision, system design, staff and student training and CET involves students, teachers and staff in the process to ensure a successful and lasting program.
Great Locker Greenout Toolkit from MassRecycle
More stuff is thrown away at schools during June than any other time of the year. The Great Locker Greenout Toolkit was created by MassRecycle to help schools redirect materials from ending up in the dumpster. Although the official project has ended, the toolkit still offers valuable advice about diverting waste at the end of the school year.