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Green School Initiative
Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest
Recycled Sculpture Contest

Green School Initiative

All Montgomery County public or private schools are eligible to receive a Green School designation if the school or students complete 12 activities, with a minimum of two activities from each of the four categories -- Recycling, Water Conservation/Environmental Protection, Energy, and Miscellaneous. Activities are listed on the application. In addition to the activities listed, a school may design and implement “other” activities in each category to qualify toward a Green School designation. 

You can take your school’s green efforts to the next level by registering for Dayton Regional Green's Bring Your Green Challenge.

Schools that earn the Montgomery County Green School designation will enjoy benefits such as:
  • Environmental learning opportunities for the school and community
  • A Montgomery County Green School Flag to display at their school (provided by Montgomery County)
  • $250 for Green Initiatives at the school (initial award, and at time of renewals)
  • Green School designation for three (3) years, with renewal required to maintain designation
  • Financial support in starting or upgrading a recycling program for the entire school district
  • Receive five (5) bonus points when applying for the Montgomery County Solid Waste District Buy Recycled Grant

Fill out the Green School application here. Submit completed application (hard copy or e-mail) to Montgomery County Environmental Services:
     Montgomery County Solid Waste District
     Attn: Green School
     2550 Sandridge Drive
     Moraine OH 45439

Please contact Chris Hoffman, Education Program Specialist, at or +1 (937) 781-3064 with any questions regarding the Montgomery County Green School program.

2018 Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest   Environmental Calendar Contest 2015 cover winner

In the past, Montgomery County Environmental Services has sponsored an annual Environmental Calendar Contest and the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Poetry Contest. Since 2017, these two contests are now combined into the Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest, which will feature original student artwork and poetry in our annual calendar! Students will be asked to create an original piece of art or an original poem pertaining to one of two environmental themes. 

The contest is open to all Montgomery County K-12 students. Winners will see their artwork and poems published in the annual Environmental Services Calendar, win special prizes and be recognized at a special awards reception.

2017 Recycled Sculpture Contest (CLOSED for 2017. Stay tuned for 2018!)Recycled Sculpture  WEB

To increase awareness of recyclable materials, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District sponsors a contest where students use recyclable material to create an abstract or realist sculpture. The contest is open to schools located in Montgomery County, grades K-12. Sculptures may be submitted by individuals or teams of two to four students (one entry per student). Winners will be recognized and receive special awards at a reception in May.
For more information on these programs, please call 937-225-4999.