America's Greenest School Essay Contest


Dear Educator,

Your wish for a greener environment could pay off big time. The search for the Greenest School in America is on!

The grand prize: a FREE hybrid school bus to the winning school and a $5,000 scholarship to the student who submits the winning essay. Sponsoring teachers may receive $3,000 to use toward educational materials. Enter by visiting On the site, you’ll learn about making your school more environmentally friendly and you can submit a 500-word essay that describes what makes your school “green.”

Activities such as setting up in-school recycling programs and encouraging students to ride school buses instead of driving to school are ideal solutions for creating a greener school. Your submission should describe how your school shows its commitment to going green, how it teaches its students the value of green living, how it shows its dedication to green transportation or how it embodies the spirit of a greener planet. Here are some other small changes that can make a big impact:

* Keep lights turned off when not in use
* Use environmentally smart landscaping
* Print on both sides of the paper
* Encourage students to pack litterless lunches

This would be a great class assignment to coincide with curriculum devoted to environmental awareness as well as provide your school the opportunity to win a distinguished honor and valuable prizes. Participating in America’s Greenest School can help students learn that they do have the power to make greener choices that will positively affect the environment. Now that’s a winning lesson plan!
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  1. Ashley Donlad said:

    Harvard has long been known in green circles for its $12 million Green Campus Loan Fund, which provides up-front cash for green construction, maintenance, design and operations. University departments repay the loan through cost savings.

    The fund has so far invested in more than 150 projects, producing a 27% median return on investment, according to the school’s Office of Sustainability….

  2. Melisa Dylan said:

    Surely billions of dollars are spent on green schools but if students fail to learn the importance of valueing what they have and not damage it only then there will be a chance to preserve what we have now. Although I don’t know statistics but based on my college experience a year ago approximately only a quarter of all students were interested in going green. And if I were to consider a percentage of grown-ups going green it would be even less since they have no time to think about the environment and how humans’ actions affect it. And based on what I heard from ace writers research unfortunately my assumption is pretty close to what’s really going on.

  3. Jamelle said:

    It’s good to know, that every human being on this planet’s trying to keep his home clean and a safe play to leave. I am talking about the Earth. And this is a good tradition to make such contests in school! We have to move forward to save our planet.

  4. AnnTaber said:

    It’s very good practice. If more people were involved, it would be the greenest country I have ever dreamed! Now we must make every effort to achieve our goal. In some questions it(speedy paper review) helps me. Best left to professionals than to torment themselves.