The Recyclebank Green Schools Program is an environmental donation program designed to promote green education and to encourage innovative thinking and practices in schools that work toward a sustainable future.
Accepted Philadelphia Schools
|Anne Frank Elementary School
|Bache-Martin Elementary School
||New Bicycle Racks
|Belmont Charter School
|C.W. Henry School
||Recycling Program and Outdoor Classroom
|Central High School
||Recycling, Resource Management, Earth Day Festival
|George W. Nebinger School
||Storm Water Management & School Garden
|John Story Jenks Elementary
||School Garden & Healthy Food Program
|South Philadelphia High School
|Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
||Outdoor Recycling Stations
|St. Martin De Porres School
|Wissahickon Charter School
||Compost and Recycling Program
The schools need your help! Schools raise money by Recyclebank members donating their points to them. You can help by encouraging residents to donate their Recyclebank points to the schools projects.
March 15 is the deadline to donate points.
How it Works
Don't have an online account?
- Log on to: www.recyclebank.com/aboutgreenschools
- Click "View Projects and Donate"
- All participating schools will be listed in alphabetical order by state
- Click the name of the school you wish to donate to view their green plan and budget
- Enter in the amount of points you wish to donate in the box to left and click "DONATE"
to set one up
The Recyclebank Green Schools program empowers youth to become green heroes and make a positive green impact in their communities. It is associated with the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program - a partnership between the Streets Department and Recyclebank that allows residents with City-provided recycling collection to earn points for the amount they recycle and reduce trash. This spring, the Recyclebank Green Schools program awarded environmental project grants to ten schools across the city, grades K-12. Schools accepted into the Green Schools program earned money based on Recyclebank point donations made to their projectâ€”thereby turning a community's green actions into funds for a local school. A critical program partner is Coca-Cola Live Positively, who helped schools in Philadelphia and across the U.S. meet their target grant goal and make their green project ideas a reality.
Last School Year's 2011-2012 Grant Recipient Green Plans:
1. John Story Jenks Elementary School ($2,245.50) - Design a recycling program for the school and users of the playground which would consist of containers for the classrooms, offices, and playground, plus transfer bins for securing the recyclables for pick-up.
2. Henry C. Lea Elementary ($550) - Build six raised beds made of wood from local suppliers. Beds will have gravel at the bottom and the rich Fairmont Park soil on top. The existing garden will also receive several tomato plants and cages for cultivation.
3. WB Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences ($1,058.92) - Instate a recycling program within the school, including purchasing of recycling receptacles, education of students and faculty, and tracking recycling diversion
4. Anna Howard Shaw Middle School ($2,500) - Create an environmentally-friendly garden for the students and the community. Students will also develop their own compost.
5. Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy ($715.55) - Replace the current composter with three new compost bins and add five worm composters and worms for use in the classrooms.
6. Young Scholars Charter School ($729.29) - Create an awareness campaign where students will be nominated to join the Young Scholars Green Team and will be tasked with carrying out recycling and waste reduction education to the entire school and community.
7. John Bartram High School ($2,500) â€“ Create a student-run garden on campus. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden will be made available to the community through farm stands.
8. South Philadelphia High School ($2,245) â€“ Design a growing plan to make use of current vacant space in the school's parking lot, as well as an underutilized greenhouse within the school.
9. C.W. Henry School ($500) â€“ Cultivate two raised planting beds located near the existing organic garden and adjacent to the faculty parking lot.
10. James Rhoads School ($1,562) - Transform the overgrown, littered school yard into a garden to benefit the students and community.
John Story Jenks Elementary School: A few of the recycling bins purchased
Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy: New compost bins purchased
Young Scholars Charter School: Student members of the Green Team making and planting Woolly Pocket Gardens
C.W. Henry School: Bed after it was first planted in May.
Bed as it has grown since first planted
James Rhoads School: Before
After the garden was built