Green Your School | FAQ

Mar 5 - Apr 29

Join the nationwide competition to reduce your school's environmental footprint and win big prizes!


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can be involved in Green Your School Challenge?

There’s no limit. In fact, 5 schools with the most students registered will win a $1000 grant!

What can I do to green my school?

The possibilities are endless. Check out the Project Ideas page for ideas on how to increase recycling, save energy, and promote green agriculture at your school. Click on each action to get a more in depth action guide.

What if I have more ideas or projects I want to work on at my school?

Be creative! Whatever actions you take to green your school, we want to hear about it! Write about the new innovations your school has down to go green on your schools page.

Where can I tell you about all the great work my school did?

Tell us about it on your My School page. You can check off all the individual projects your school completed and tell us more about them in the blog section of your My School page.

What is Don’t Be Trashy?

We partnered with Nestle’ Waters because they’re working to double recycling rates by 2018. Sign up for Don’t Be Trashy to help make a difference. You can share and create your own stats on recycling. Check out Don’t Be Trashy for more recycling actions and chance to win more prizes!

How do I win prizes?

One grand prize will be awarded to the school that makes the biggest impact in recycling. One other grand prize will be awarded to the school that makes the biggest impact in energy conservation. There will be additional 5 $1000 grants for the schools with the most students registered, so get your friends to help!

We also will give away 4 $500 scholarships for students who register to be part of Green Your School Challenge.

Who will be judging the best schools?

If you’re school makes it the top 20, all the green work you’ve done will be reviewed by our panel of celebrity and expert judges!

I have more questions!

Don’t see the answer to your question here? Email Alyssa at and we’ll write back withing 48 hours!

Browse Project Ideas

We've made a list of project ideas for you, check it out.


Here's your opportunity to win a scholarship or a green grant.

View Your School

Find out what schools are taking part in the challenge or register your own.