Calling all students, teachers, and parents of Massachusetts! GREEN TEAM registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open.opens IMAGE file

The GREEN TEAM is a state-wide environmental education initiative, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The GREEN TEAM offers fun and interactive educational programming, and provides the tools for students and teachers to learn more about how to address key issues of environmental sustainability! The GREEN TEAM provides teachers with lesson plans and activities aligned with current Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Curriculum Frameworks, including:

  • Science and Technology/Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Arts

Teachers are able to register online, and this free

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Students at Mt. Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill stand proudly with their recycling bins. See more images of classes in action at the GREEN TEAM Gallery.

program is available to students in grades kindergarten through twelve.

When your school or classroom becomes a participating member of the GREEN TEAM, you will receive a classroom kit and are eligible to receive free waste reduction equipment (i.e. recycling and compost bins). This kit is full of educational materials such as lesson plans, a classroom poster, and tips and activities detailing ways to Go Green! Lesson topics include waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, energy conservation and pollution prevention. Additionally, each classroom that takes the GREEN TEAM Pledge will receive an official Certificate of Recognition, and will be eligible for exciting end-of-the-year prizes!

If your school or classroom is interested in becoming a member of the GREEN TEAM, please register online today! For more information or to print and fax/mail a paper registration form, please visit