Michigan Green Schools

Congratulations 2018-19 Michigan Green Schools!

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Oakland Schools celebrates 138 public and private schools that have participated in environmental initiatives during the 2018-2019 school year earning the schools an Evergreen, Emerald or Green designation. 

Michigan Green Schools is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency dedicated to assisting all Michigan schools – public and private – achieve environmental goals which include protecting the air, land, water and animals of our state along with world outreach through good ecological practices and the teaching of educational stewardship of students pre-kindergarten through senior high school.

 

2018-19 Michigan Green Schools

 

Evergreen Status Schools

Evergreen schools participated in 20 or more total activities at least two activities from each of the four categories: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Energy, Environmental Protection, and Miscellaneous.

  • Addams Elementary, Royal Oak Schools
  • Angell Elementary, Berkley School District
  • Baldwin Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Barnard, Troy School District
  • Berkshire Middle School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Beverly Elementary, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Birmingham Covington School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Botsford Elementary, Clarenceville School District
  • Brooklands Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Building Blocks Preschool
  • Clear Lake Elementary, Oxford Community Schools
  • Costello, Troy School District
  • Delta Kelly, Rochester Community Schools
  • Discover Preschool
  • Eastover Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Farmington Harrison High School, Farmington Public Schools
  • Farmington STEAM Academy, Farmington Public Schools
  • Ferndale Upper Elementary, Ferndale Schools
  • Forest Elementary, Farmington Public Schools
  • Four Corners Montessori Academy
  • Grandview Elementary, Clarenceville School District
  • Greenfield Elementary, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Guardian Angels Catholic School
  • Harlan Elementary School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Hart Middle School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Hickory Woods Elementary, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Hill Elementary School, Troy School District
  • Hillside Elementary, Farmington Public Schools
  • Holly Academy
  • Holly Middle School, Holly Area Schools
  • Hugger Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • International Academy Okma, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Japhet School
  • Keith Elementary School, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Keller Elementary, Royal Oak Schools
  • Kenwood Elementary School, Clawson Public Schools
  • Lakewood Elementary, Huron Valley Schools
  • Larson Middle School, Troy School District
  • Lone Pine Elementary, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Long Meadow Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • McGregor Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Meadow Brook Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Musson Elementary School, Rochester Community Schools
  • North Hill Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Northwood Elementary School, Royal Oak Schools
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy Lower Division
  • Oak Ridge Elementary, Royal Oak Schools
  • Oak Valley Middle School, Huron Valley Schools
  • Oakland Elementary, Royal Oak Schools
  • Oakview Middle School, Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Our Shepherd Lutheran
  • Oxbow Elementary, Huron Valley Schools
  • Paint Creek Elementary, Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Paul A. Schalm, Clawson Public Schools
  • Pembroke Elementary School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Pierce Elementary, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Rochester Adams High School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Rochester High School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Rogers Elementary, Berkley School District
  • Salem Elementary, South Lyon Community Schools
  • Scotch Elementary School, West Bloomfield
  • Shrine Catholic Grade School
  • St. Hugo of the Hills School
  • St. John Lutheran School, Rochester Community Schools
  • St. Mary Catholic School
  • Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Community Schools
  • The Roeper Lower School
  • University Hills, Rochester Community Schools
  • Van Hoosen Middle School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Waldon Middle School, Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Warner Middle, Farmington Public Schools
  • Wass Elementary, Troy School District
  • Way Elementary, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Webb Elementary, Hazel Park Schools
  • West Middle School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Western High School, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • White Lake Middle School, Huron Valley Schools
  • Wood Creek Elementary, Farmington Public Schools
  • Wylie E. Groves High School, Birmingham Public Schools

 

Emerald Status Schools

Emerald schools participated in 15-19 total activities at least two activities from each of the four categories: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Energy, Environmental Protection, and Miscellaneous.

  • ACE High School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Athens High School, Troy School District
  • Auburn Elementary, Avondale Schools
  • Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Brewster Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Brookfield Academy-Troy Campus
  • Cranbrook Lower School Brookside
  • Clawson High School, Clawson Public Schools
  • Daniel Axford Elementary, Oxford Community Schools
  • Deerfield Elementary, Avondale Schools
  • Gill Elementary School, Farmington Public Schools
  • Gretchko Elementary School, West Bloomfield
  • Hampton Elementary, Rochester Community Schools
  • Lakeland High School, Huron Valley Schools
  • Marian High School
  • Milford Cooperative Preschool
  • Milford High School, Huron Valley Schools
  • North Farmington High School, Farmington Public Schools
  • Novi Woods Elementary School, Novi Community School District
  • Oakland Christian School
  • Oakland Schools Technical Campus – NE, Oakland Schools
  • Pattengill Elementary, Berkley School District
  • Pleasant Lake Elementary, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Reuther Middle School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Sarah Banks Middle School, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Scripps Middle School, Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Seaholm High School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Troy High School, Troy School District
  • Walled Lake Northern, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • West Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • West Maple Elementary, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Woodland Elementary, Avondale Schools

 

Green Status Schools

Green schools participated in 10-14 total activities at least two activities from each of the four categories: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Energy, Environmental Protection, and Miscellaneous.

  • Alfred E. Upton Elementary School, Royal Oak Schools
  • Andersonville Elementary, Clarkston Community Schools
  • Beechview Elementary, Farmington Public Schools
  • Bingham Farms, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Boulan Park Middle School, Troy School District
  • Clawson Middle School, Clawson Public Schools
  • Detroit Country Day School
  • East Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • East Middle School, Farmington Public Schools
  • Farmington Central High School, Farmington Public Schools
  • Ferndale High School, Ferndale Schools
  • Ferndale Middle School, Ferndale Schools
  • Hamlin Elementary School, Rochester Community Schools
  • Holy Family Regional School- North Campus
  • Holy Family Regional School-South Campus
  • Kingsbury Country Day School
  • Kurtz Elementary, Huron Valley Schools
  • Lincoln St. Alternative High School, Birmingham Public Schools
  • Muir Middle School, Huron Valley Schools
  • Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy - Middle Division
  • Oakland Schools Technical Campus – SE, Oakland Schools
  • Oakley Park Elementary, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak Schools
  • Royal Oak Middle School, Royal Oak Schools
  • Village Oaks Elementary, Novi Community School District
  • Walled Lake Central High School, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

How can your school become a Michigan Green School?

Michigan Green Schools participate in two activities from each of the categories below:

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Category

  • Coordinate a program for recycling at least two of the following: office paper, plastic, metal cans, printer cartridges, newspapers and magazines, cellular telephones, cardboard, fabric and clothing, compact discs and digital video discs, glass, or other product
  • Composting food and organic wastes
  • Conducting a waste-free lunch program
  • Implementing a policy to buy recycled, biodegradable, locally produced or less toxic food and school supplies

Energy Category

  • Offer at least one teaching unit on alternative energy
  • Using alternative energy, renewable fuels or specialized energy-efficient technology in school operations (district-wide mandates)
  • Implement a school energy-saving program; specific actions taken at your school
  • Perform energy audits at student homes and educating student families and the community
  • Taking part in a project or event to promote improved vehicle fuel efficiency
  • Sponsoring an alternative energy presentation, project or event

Environmental Protection Category

  • Participate in activities promoting the health of the Great Lakes watershed
  • Offer a teaching unit on environmental issues facing this state
  • Establish or maintain a natural Michigan garden project with native plants or vegetables; grown produce is used in teaching units or donated to the community organization
  • Establish or maintain an outdoor animal habitat project
  • Participate in a local community environmental issue by activities such as letter-writing, attending public hearings, raising funds or community outreach

Miscellaneous Category

  • Sponsor an endangered or threatened species and publicize the activity.
  • Host an environmental or energy speaker, event or field trip
  • Establish a student organization that participates in environmental activities
  • Observe Earth Day by participating in an Earth Day event in April and/or America Recycles Day in November
  • Maintain an updated bulletin board or kiosk with information on environmental concerns and the school's actions in addressing those concerns
  • Establish an eco-reading program
  • Update the school's media center environmental materials
  • Visit internet sites that educate about the environment and support endangered ecosystems
  • Create an active website, school-wide broadcast, Public Service Announcement, or documentary addressing environmental issues facing the State
  • Coordinate an exchange or drive to collect used or unwanted items within the school or community for re-purpose

The Michigan Green Schools application is now closed for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to celebrating your school's environmental work next year!