Green Schools Program

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Trashformations Winners Announced!

The results are in! After a fantastic showing from several Madison County schools, judges' scores have been tabulated and the winners of the 2016-2017 Trashformations Innovation Contest are listed below:

K-2 Individual:
First place: Clock, Second Place: Town and Country Birdhouse, Third Place: Super Duper Stroller
K-2 Team:
First Place: Flowerbell Owl Light, Second Place: Wampanoag Wigwam
3-5 Individual: 
First Place: Pop Tab Purse, Second Place: Baby Bed Transformation, Third Place: "Home Tweet Home" Birdhouse
3-5 Team:
First Place: Heat Reflective Blanket, Second Place: Windchime, Third Place: Mario's Endless Adventure 

Madison County Green Schools Program

What are Green Schools?

Green schools are healthy, safe, resource-efficient schools that educate citizens while saving energy, resources, and money. 

What is the purpose of the Green Schools Program? 

The purpose of the Green Schools Program is to serive residents, students, and schools in the development of healthy, safe, resource-efficient learning institutions and educate while saving energy, resources, and money. 
Each school's approach differs, but all green schools share a common goal of helping area students contribute to their own healthy communities and achieve a successful future.

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Proud Madison County students show off their prize "trashformations" and plant a gutter garden. 

How does the Madison County Green Schools program work?

1. Answer the Call: Schools designate a building coordinator or gather a "green team" of faculty and/or staff.

2. Take Inventory: 
Schools take note of their current environmentally-friendly practices and create a plan for that year. The Madison County Green Schools coordinator offers resources and support to help schools develop a program based on their resources and interests. Plans can be large or small-- every action counts! For a comprehensive list of options, click here. 

3. Make it Happen: 
Building coordinators and schools then carry out their individual plans for that school year. The Madison County Green Schools Coordinator provides resources and support.

4. Celebrate!
Schools will be recognized (throughout the year and at the end of the school year) for their efforts. Recognition may be in the form of receiving an Earth Flag and/or monetary awards for the building coordinator, students, school or more!

How does my school get started?

If your school currently does not participate in the Green Schools program, contact the Madison County Green Schools Coordinator, Eve Drueke, at or call 618-296-4606.

Enrollment Information

At the beginning of each year, or when first participating in the Green Schools program, building coordinators are required to complete three basic forms, available below.

End of Year Reporting

At the end of each academic year, Green School Coordinators are asked to report back regarding their school’s sustainability activities and feedback on the County’s Green Schools Programs.

Due Date:
Reporting should be completed by April 22

Link: Reporting Form

Coordinator Information

Competition & Collections

Education & Resources

Where can I get more information?

Coordinator Contact Information:

Eve Drueke
Green Schools Coordinator 
Phone: (618) 296-4606
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254 
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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