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Become a Green Stars School

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Millard Elementary School
won their Green Star School Award!

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GREEN STAR SCHOOL AWARDS

Become a 5 Green Stars School and a Leader in Environmental Sustainability

Welcome to the resource site for Green Star School Awards. Here you will find all the information you need in order to turn your school into a Green Star School. Learn how to earn our different award designations, the benefits of your school becoming a green star school and how you can encourage your students to make a difference all in one place.

Our guidance for all the categories can be adopted at any stage. Many schools are already doing environmental projects and activities, which we highly recommend you to continue. Utilize our guidance to help you uncover additional areas.

All the guidance is written in “do-it-yourself” simple to follow step-by-step guidance, with all the resources and details needed for your school. You do not need an expert to guide you through the process.

The check-lists in the application forms helps to ensure that your school is able to maximize the activities in each of the categories, and increase student participation.

Whether you are just beginning, or have already started, the guidance can provide structure to your efforts, and bring value and recognition to your school!


Here is an overview from Millard Elementary School award ceremony

Millard Elementary School from Fremont Unified School District won their Green Star School Award for the Zero Waste School category


What is unique about our guidance ?

The uniqueness of our program is that our guidance is aimed at providing kids and school the knowledge, resources, and hands on experience, by utilizing their academic subjects and introducing the new methods of innovation. Our program shows how a child can get ready to go in the path of responsible innovation using Environmental Science, Biomimicry, Project Management, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics), while also incorporating leadership, team work, and collaboration.

Our program encourages children to be the leaders, remain curious and be creative, and provide opportunities to utilize their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Children learn to observe nature, to appreciate and learn from nature, and understand that nature has indeed solved most of our technological problems in a much eloquent and sustainable way.

steps to earn the green stars

For successful implementation of any program at a school, there must be full support and participation from the Principal and at least one Teacher.

First, form a “Green Kids Team” if you do not have one already. This team is expected to lead all “Green” initiatives at school. The kids joining this team need to commit to be leaders and should represent the rest of the school.

Recommendations for the Green Kids Team member selection:

  • Elementary School: Have two kids selected from each grade starting from Grade 2. Higher grades (5th or some elementary schools 6th grades too) it is best to have representatives from each section. Limit the total number to not exceed 16 students for this leadership Green Kids Team
  • Middle School and High School: Have about 12 to 16 kids sign up

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Green Champ Award Nomination:

Individual students who are exhibiting leadership in environmental stewardship at their school/community, are eligible for the Green Champ Award!

Submit nominations for Green Champ Award!

*** Nominee must be less than 17 years old ***

Watch this inspirational Speech, by 5 year old, Amita Gowda:


Past Green Champ Award Winners

Green Star School Awards Program flyer

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Green Star School Awards program can extend to any parts of the world. Currently we have schools from Canada, Sri Lanka, Illinois, New York, and California adopting our guidance and working towards the green star school status.

We facilitate the award presentation through the school’s local government leaders with press-releases.


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  • Whether you are just beginning, or have already started, the guidance can provide structure to your efforts, and bring value and recognition to your school!

     

  • Green Star School Awards program can extend to any parts of the world. Currently we have schools from Canada, Sri Lanka, Illinois, New York, and California adopting our guidance and working towards the green star school status.


     

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