Check back in January 2018 for applications


Does your school have… Green projects?
Sustainable practices? Environmental learning?
It’s back! The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation are partnering for a second year with Project Green Schools to develop Green Student Leaders in the

2018 Green Up New England Challenge

Schools across New England will tell the story of how they
“Green Up” their schools and communities and compete in multiple categories…

Energy Reduction

Waste Reduction

Water Reduction


Best Green School Practices

Best Community Practices

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Project Green Schools (PGS), in partnership with the Boston Bruins is excited to announce our Green Up New England Challenge.

Stay Tuned for Year Two!

What could be “cooler” than NHL superstar and 6 X Stanley Cup Winner, the Boston Bruins and Project Green Schools collaborating to develop student leaders!

Schools across New England will be invited into a challenge where they will be asked to compete in; Energy Reduction, Waste Reduction, Water Reduction, Innovative Green Schools Practices.

Honorees will be announced late March 2018 and honored at a Bruins game. Honorees will also receive a banner to display in their school.

A team of judges will measure submitted applications on the following; overall concept, environmental impact, creativity, number of participants engaged, and how effective schools were at getting the message out. One grand prize winner will receive a classroom/sustainability lab makeover from the Boston Bruins.

“The Boston Bruins Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals in our community. Now, more than ever, there is a need for organizations to be cognizant of their impact on the environment and take steps to lead greener and more sustainable lives. The Boston Bruins are proud to collaborate with Project Green Schools and Walmart, to educate our youth on the importance of sustainability,” stated Bob Sweeney, Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation


2017 Green Up New England Challenge Winners 


Epiphany School Greenhouse & Garden Education Program

Dorchester, Mass.

An independent, tuition-free middle school for children who come from economically disadvantaged families, who have been abused and neglected or who have experienced homelessness, the Epiphany School is weaving gardening and energy-efficiency into the fabric of the school with its standout Greenhouse and Garden Education Program.

Over the past five years, Epiphany has transformed dramatically with a wide array of innovative green practices, from transitioning the meal program from frozen to fresh food to installing a 25-kilowatt solar power array on the schoolhouse roof. By composting in the last school year, Epiphany recycled 4.28 tons of food waste, saving 73 mature trees,1.982 gallons of oil, and 29,690 gallons of water.

In the fall of 2016, the school launched a Green Club that brings students and teachers together to collaborate on cooking and gardening activities. And for the 2017-2018 school year, Epiphany plans to expand its program, with a 1,000-square foot greenhouse, 15-20 raised beds, and edible landscaping throughout the property. With these facilities, the school will involve all children, families, and staff at Epiphany (over 300 people) in this work and invite community members and organizations to work with them.


Winner of the best Waste Reduction program:
* Charter Oak IB Academy for their Deep Roots program
* And Kimball Union Academy for their Food Waste Pork Project
Winner of the the best Energy Reduction program:
* Inter Lakes School District for their Solar/Pellet/LED program
* And Campbell High School for their Campbell Recycling Advocacy Project
Winner of the best Green Community Practices:
* Lincoln-Sudbury HS Environmental Club
* And The Compass School
Winner of the Best Green School Practices:
* Andover Public Schools
* And the Environmental Eagles