Green Schools Quest
The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is challenging public and private schools within the Chapter’s territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement, with the help of Green Mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools – because where we learn matters!
August 15, 2014 – Deadline for mentors to apply
September 15, 2014 – Deadline for schools to apply
October 2014 – March 14, 2015 - Participating schools work with their Green Mentors to pursue a sustainability project
March 15, 2015 – Conclude the 2014-2015 Green Schools Quest
April 15, 2015 – Winners announced
Mid-April-May, 2015 – Awards presented
Each school will form a Green Team which may be a single classroom, a grade level, an entire school or a student club. Each Green Team will select a low or no cost ($250 or less) project to begin October 2014 and conclude on March 15, 2015. Participating schools will have the opportunity and flexibility to engage in projects fitting their schools’ unique needs and resources.
With the help of their mentor, each Green Team will document their impact, such as energy or resource savings, during the project and submit their project’s process and impact for judging by an impartial panel by March 15, 2015.
Cash Awards ($750 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place) and trophies will be presented to three participants in each category: elementary school, middle/junior high school and high school. The USGBC-MGC Green Schools Committee will present awards to winning teams at their schools or school board meetings between mid-April and mid-May, 2015.
WINNERS OF THE 2013-14 GREEN SCHOOLS QUEST
1st Place: Forsyth School
2nd Place: W.W. Keysor Elementary
3rd Place: Tillman Elementary
1st Place: North Kirkwood Middle School
2nd Place: The College School
3rd Place: The Governor French Academy
3rd Place: Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School
1st Place: Parkway Central High School
2nd Place: Saint Louis University High School
Best in Class: Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center
Click here to view a list of participating schools.
Click here to view a list of participating Green Mentors.
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Resources - A listing of organizations and services they offer to assist schools
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC- MGC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 577-0225.