This program is designed to empower elementary, middle and high school students participating in the Dream in Green Academy’s environmental education programs by providing grants to support Green Team’s ‘green’ initiatives. kindergarten to 12th grade students learn to brainstorm ideas, manage budgets, work as a team, and execute projects that have a long-lasting impact on the environment.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, Dream in Green will award grants totaling $10,000 for Green Teams to design and complete monthly challenge activities and eco-summit projects from October 2020 to April 2021. The breakdown is as follows:
Monthly Challenge Grants
From October to March: Elementary, middle and high schools will be awarded grants of up to $350. Grants are to be used to support a green initiative that aligns with one of DIG’s monthly themes. Monthly themes include energy efficiency, water quality & conservation, waste reduction & recycling, alternative transportation, ‘green’ living and food efficiency. We also encourage schools to create their own projects in relation to the environmental topic of the month.
April: Grants will support Eco-Summits that showcase students’ ‘green’ projects to the wider school and community.
New this year and year round. Dream in Green will be offering grants to cover the costs of competitions and events. Grant funds can be applied towards competition registration fees, reimbursement for supplies/materials, transportation to/from competitions, etc. Some examples of events include the Regional Science Fair, the Envirothon, etc.