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Green Schools Program

Empowering Youth

Nationally recognized, the Maryland Green Schools Award Program (MDGS) allows schools and their communities to evaluate their efforts in environmental sustainability. Participating schools empower youth to make changes to reduce environmental impact, encourage sustainability and foster environmental literacy.

Maryland Green Schools benefit from the instructional support and partnership of Green Centers and Green Leaders. Green Schools have access to an extensive network of partners in their community and statewide resources.

Fall 2018 Green School Application Information Sessions

Find out more about the Maryland Green School program, the application, and how to get started at this meeting. Schools that are due for recertification can get updates and recent changes as well. Green Centers and centers thinking about applying are welcome!

Meetings will be scheduled throughout fall and part of winter. Some locations are around different regions of Maryland and others will be at the MAEOE office. There is one webinar option. Current MAEOE members can sign up for this complimentary session; however, non-members have a fee to attend. Registration is required. Limited space so RSVP early!

Last information session is by webinar on December 5 from 4 to 6 pm. REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Printable version of Fall Meetings

Day by day, and activity by activity, students and staff have grown in their knowledge and appreciation of the role each of us plays in making the world greener. With each flower planted and water runoff recaptured, each bird feeder built and placed outside, each rain garden and butterfly garden dug and planted, our students have become better stewards of the earth—and, not surprisingly, better students.

Kathleen M. Kelly, acting principal, Catonsville Educational Center at RICA-Baltimore
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