NGSS-Final whiteongreenYour environmentally engaged 2015 GRADUATES can apply for special recognition from National Green Schools Society and receive a certificate of service and an honor stole to wear at graduation.

Graduates must provide documentation that shows 100 hours (or more) of environmental community service, environmental education activities, project-based learning, and work with a community partner such as through an internship. Graduates must complete an online form that includes a student profile, project or activity description, service hour tracking sheet and an essay.

Students in elementary, middle school, and high school can also apply to receive a certificate for team or individual environmental service projects if they have achieved at least 20 hours of environmental service this school year. Students should complete the online form.

DEADLINE: MAY 10, 2015

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Aylward, Director of Students and Schools, 978-290-1507;

National Green Schools Society provides a structured chapter-based program for environmentally focused students to create extraordinary impact in schools, organizations, and communities while getting the recognition they deserve on a state and national level. The NGSS program develops bright, civic-minded, environmental leaders. By establishing a NGSS chapter in your school, students in grades 2 through 12 will advance their passion for preserving the environment through environmental service projects, leadership, and activism. National Green Schools Society is operated by the multi-award winning non-profit organization, Green Schools, Inc., a nationally recognized organization based in Massachusetts.