Recyclebank Green Schools Program

Posted by Recylcebank on October 9, 2017

The Recyclebank Green Schools Program encourages students to make a difference in their communities. Promoting
environmental education, innovation and creative solutions, this program puts great ideas into action.

Interested schools can find more information – FAQs, sample application, and examples of past finalist projects – on the Green Schools Program website. Recyclebank representatives in your community can also provide marketing materials with further details about Recyclebank and the Green Schools Program.


Schools located in Recyclebank home recycling communities are eligible to submit an (online) application that creates,
continues or expands sustainable practices.

The Green Schools Program Committee will contact your school to confirm acceptance of the application and may follow up regarding status and outstanding questions.

The top fifty proposals will be selected by the Committee and given the opportunity to raise up to $2,500 for their projects.

Accepted proposals will be placed on the Green Schools Program website, where members can donate their Recyclebank points online. For every 250 points donated to a school’s project, we will grant $1.

We encourage students and teachers to spread the word to their friends and family; we will also provide finalists with toolkits (handouts, posters, letters, etc.) to promote their projects within the community. Donated Recyclebank points can come from anywhere, so schools can also reach out to members outside of their own communities for help making their goals a reality.

Schools will receive grant checks in the mail, and can additionally opt for a “big check” presentation ceremony with
representatives from Recyclebank, the principal, and the students and teachers involved in the project.

• Application period begins: Monday, September 25, 2017
• Application deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017
• Accepted schools are notified: Friday, December 15, 2017
• Donation period begins: Monday, January 8, 2018
• Donation period ends: Friday, March 16, 2018
• Green School results announced: Friday, March 23, 2018
• Checks are mailed: Monday, April 2, 2018


*Recyclebank reserves the right at any time during the program to change or modify the value per point for the Green Schools Program.

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