Green Leadership Program

    logo-gsc-leadership-program-270wThe STEM Grants for Green Leadership: Students Implement Change program makes available mini grants for elementary, middle and high schools participating in the 2014-2015 Green Schools Challenge (GSC) and Water and Energy Learning and Behavior (WE-LAB) programs.

    About the Program

    Every month from October to April, Dream in Green offers mini-grants of $300 each to support GSC and WE-LAB school’s Monthly Challenge activities. The choice of activities are proposed in the GSC/WE-LAB Guidebook but schools may create their own project in relation to the environmental topic of the month.

    The goals of this program are:

      • to support GSC/WE-LAB schools in creating projects that promote environmental sustainability,
      • to empower and develop leadership skills of 5-12 grade students leading green initiatives at their schools
      • to develop long-term behavioral change

    Guidelines

    Are you from an elementary, middle or high school that is participating in the Green Schools Challenge?

    Be creative and send us a one page proposal of the green project you would like to develop and implement at your school. You may also choose from the five activities proposed in your GSC Guidebook for each Monthly Challenge.
    October – Energy Efficiency and Conservation
    November – Waste Reduction and Recycling
    December – Water Conservation
    January – Alternative Transportation
    February  Green Building
    March  Green Careers
    April – Eco-Summit

    To be eligible:

      • Schools must be enrolled in the Green Schools Challenge or WE-LAB.
      • Applications must be written and sent by the school’s student Green Team (CC. the school’s GSC teacher champion) – for participating elementary, middle and high schools.
      • Applications must include a 1-page narrative which includes a brief description of the project idea, project timeline, outcomes and a budget.
      • Applications must include the team leader’s contact information
      • Applications must be prepared with students from the school’s Green Team.

    Submissions

    Email or fax your proposal on the first week of every month to Karla / fax 786-472-4128