National Green Schools Society
NGSS Jr. and Elementary Chapters
Congratulations to our 2017 Green Difference Awards Winners, Green Up New England Challenge Winners and Scholarship Recipients
GRAND PRIZE WINNER Green up New England Challenge
- Epiphany School Greenhouse & Garden Ed Program (MA)
Best Green School Practices
- Environmental Eagles (MA)
- Andover Public Schools (MA)
Best Green Community Practices
- The Compass School (RI)
- Sudbury HS Environmental Club (MA)
- Solar/Pellet/LED Inter-Lakes School District (NH)
- Campbell Recycling Advocacy Project – Campbell High School in Litchfield (NH)
- Deep Roots- Charter Oak IB Academy (Conn)
- KUA food waste pork project (NH)
- 7B Growing Green School Garden – Andrews Middle School – Medford (MA)
- Beverly Schools Compost Initiative (MA)
- Trex Plastic Recycling Challenge – Blackstone Valley Tech (MA)
- Green School Initiative at Ismailia Governroate (MA)
- Aquaponics/hydroponics system for raising edible plants and fish – Medford (MA)
- Green Wars – Manchester (MA)
- Sustainability as Lens to View the World: Curriculum Initiative – SAGE School (MA)
- Wellesley’s Bates Elementary School Food Waste Reduction and Landfill Diversion (MA)
Energized Future Scholarship Winner
- Eve Wyman – Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School (North Dighton, MA)
1st Annual Green Schools Scholarship Winner
- Mark Thekkethala – Xaverian Brothers High School (Westwood, MA)
2017 Green Difference Award Winners
Outstanding Green Student [Elementary/Middle/High]
- Anna Shi – Chelmsford High School (MA)
- Austin Smith – Reynolds High Career Center (NC)
Outstanding School-led Project in Energy
- Sheffield Elementary GREEN T.E.A.M (FL)
- Energy Saver is an Energy Gainer – PSGR Krishnammal Nurser and Primary School (International—Tamilnadu, India)
How has Project Green Schools (PGS) impacted your life?
Project Green Schools has forever changed my life. Before joining PGS, I had many ideas for what I wanted to do, but no way to make these ideas a reality. PGS is an entire organization centered around its students, and therefore has some of the most creative ideas, projects, and people. PGS gave me, like all of its students, the tools to bring my ideas for the world to life. That’s where I believe the “Project” in Project Green Schools comes from: the emphasis on the action that students back their words up with.
Project Green Schools student leaders invited to lead events at the Paris Climate Conference- COP 21.
Over 50,000 world leaders from over 190 nations will meet in Paris to hopefully pass resolutions to combat climate change.
Project Green Schools students raise their voices for creating a healthier, more sustainable future for their generation and those that follow at COP 21.
Our students have already proven themselves at The White House and across the nation. Together with global partners and thousands of schools and organization we #ActOnClimate.