Project Green Schools Announces Honorees for 2019 Green Difference Awards

Honorees to be Recognized from across the Nation and Globe at Massachusetts Ceremony


Boston, MA April 24, 2019—Project Green Schools today announced honorees for the annual 2019 Green Difference Awards in recognition of Outstanding National Environmental Education & STEM Education efforts led in Schools & Communities worldwide. Honorees include principals, teachers, advisors, citizens, schools, students and school groups/clubs from nine states, as well as honorees from India.  A special awards ceremony will be held to recognize those who made “The Green Difference” on Friday, May 10th at the Massachusetts State House.


“Each year we are thrilled to see the outstanding Environmental Leadership taking place in our schools and communities across the globe to transform the way we think about and interact with our environment,” said Robin Buchanan, Executive Director of Project Green Schools. “The 2019 honorees’ extraordinary ideas and innovative sustainability initiatives help make exactly the kind of impact needed to take on 21st Century challenges while creating a healthier future. Together, Project Green Schools and our sponsors, Scenic America, UgMO, National Grid, Intercontinental Hotel Group and City Compost, congratulate these green leaders for their achievements!”


The 2019 Green Difference Awards Ceremony will feature a keynote address by Linda Booker, Documentary Director and Producer of two award-winning films and producer of video content for non-profits and environmental programs. Her film, STRAWS, is an educational and inspiring 30-minute documentary that highlights the devastating levels of straws and other plastic pollution in our waterways and oceans and provides accessible solutions for students and families.


“We are honored to have Linda Booker join us as keynote speaker for the Green Difference Awards as well as award-winning journalist, Karen Anderson of WCVB Newscenter 5 joining us as emcee for the event,” said Buchanan. “As always, State Representative Jay Barrows is instrumental in organizing this event, and we thank him for his continued environmental leadership.”


The program will also include an Eco Fashion Show presented by Quincy High School students to exhibit outfits they designed using recycled materials, such as cut CDs and DVDs, water bottles and graded assignments, that they transformed into wearable garments.


Project Green Schools partners with over 6,300 schools and 500,000 students from over 43 U.S. states and 45 countries to facilitate the development of student leaders who have engaged in E-STEAM learning and projects and are pursuing higher education and jobs in the green workforce.


For additional information about attending the 2019 Green Difference Awards on May 10th, please register at:


Congratulations to the 2019 Green Difference Awards Honorees:


Green and Healthy Schools

Green Living and Consumerism

Food and Agriculture

STEM and the Future of Sustainability

Outdoor Learning and Exploration

Waste Management



Lifetime Achievement Award for a hero who has dedicated his or her life to Green Education


Honorable Mentions:


Green Difference Maker Scholarship sponsored by Project Green Schools & National Grid – $2,500

The Green Difference Maker Scholarship is given to a graduating senior who is pursuing higher education in an energy-related field and has demonstrated exceptional leadership on behalf of Project Green Schools.  This scholarship honors impactful environmental leadership that takes place beyond the walls of a traditional school and out in our communities.  This change maker has made a real difference in the lives of many, and we anticipate great things to come in this young person’s future!