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Michigan Green Schools

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Michigan Green Schools

About Michigan Green Schools

The Michigan Green Schools program was established as a statewide program by Michigan’s Public Act 146 of 2006. It operated as an independent 501c3 organization for 15 years and is now housed within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Environmental Education Program.

Michigan Green Schools is dedicated to assisting all Michigan schools public and private achieve environmental goals that include protecting the air, land, water and animals of our state through promotion of good ecological practices and environmental stewardship by students pre-kindergarten through high school.

Michigan Green Schools Program

Applications are accepted from January 1st through March 1st of each year. Visit the portal for activity ideas and to view a sample application.

If you have already started Green Schools activities for the year, keep track of your activities.

Questions about the process? Contact Eileen Boekestein at or 616-403-1615.

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Old tires painted in yellows and blues, reused as container gardens
Old tires painted in yellows and blues, reused as container gardens

Michigan Green Schools Online Portal

Learn more, apply to become a Michigan Green School, and find fun classroom activities in one convenient location.