NY Schools Go Green

Check out these programs, grants, and  resources available to those in New York Schools:

Green Schools Challenge – Sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Department of Education to recognize those schools that are working towards responsible solid waste management by developing waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and/or buy recycled products and packaging programs.

New York Recycles! Poster Contest This contest promoting recycling and buying recycled in New York State. Visit the link for details.

Green Schools – This webpage is a comprehensive solid waste management program; however, here are areas to consider that will help further your transformation to a Green School.

A School Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Composting and Buy Recycled Resource Book
(PDF)-  The purpose of this Resource Book is to provide you with some basic information on a waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and buying recycled products and packaging program for your school.

Recycling Grants for School – Funding is available to school districts under the  Municipal Waste Reduction & Recycling (MWRR) State Assistance Program and will provide 50% matching grants paid on a reimbursement basis up to a maximum of $2 million, for projects that enhance school/municipal recycling or composting programs for  purchasing of equipment that is used to recycle or compost or reimbursing salaries of recycling coordinators and recycling public education.


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