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Celebrate Earth Day
Green School Initiative
Recycled Sculpture Contest
Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest 

Celebrate Earth Day at the Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center

When:  Monday, April 22, 2019 and Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Call 781-3065 to reserve a time slot.

What: This two day celebration to inspire awareness and appreciation for the natural environment. Tour the Environmental Learning Center to learn about waste reduction and sustainability. The UD RiverMobile will educate students about local water sources. The Boonshoft Museum will introduce students to forms of reusable energy and nature's natural recycler.

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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 Lorelei Hagans, Education Program Specialist, at or +1 (937) 781-3065 with any questions regarding the Montgomery County Green School program.

2019 Recycled Sculpture Contest 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.

2019 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.

View 2018/2019 Winners
View 2017/2018 Winners
View 2016/2017 Winners
View 2015/2016 Winners

For more information on these programs, please call 937-225-4999.