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Michigan Green Schools program transitions to EGLE stewardship
November 03, 2021
The Michigan Green Schools program, in which more than 400 public and private schools participate, has transitioned from a nonprofit to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
Educators and students will continue receiving the same high-quality support for environmental stewardship education for Michigan teachers and students.
The program provides stewardship-themed activities and information to support environmental education in grades pre-K through 12. It joins annual Earth Day activities and EGLE Classroom -- in supporting environmental education.
Schools may qualify for various levels of stewardship by earning points for activities:
- Green School| 10 total activities with at least two activities from each of the four categories
- Emerald School| 15 total activities at least two activities from each of the four categories
- Evergreen School| 20 total activities at least two activities from each of the four categories
The four categories of activities for official Green School qualification are:
- Environmental Protection
The former Michigan Green Schools webpage has transitioned to a webpage within EGLE; however, the information and look will remain consistent.
The current 2021-22 application form and current information can be found on that webpage. The contact information for county coordinators has also been updated and is available.
The process for 2021-22 will remain the same. As a reminder, the Michigan Green Schools application deadline is March 1, 2022, and forms must be returned to county coordinators by that date.
Questions about the program can be directed to Chrissie Pearce at PearceC@Michigan.gov