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Carlton County, Minnesota
Agriculture - Community - Industry - Natural Resources

  Green Schools Project

What is it?
      Carlton County's School Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant Program, funded through the SCORE program. 

Who can apply?

       All educational institutions in Carlton County are eligible.

The Process: 

       1.  Fill out the application and requirements documents.

       2.  Start a Green Team.

       3.  Complete a grant agreement with Carlton County to release funds.

       4.  Develop and implement a Recycling & Waste Reduction Policy.

       5.  Submit a final report detailing purchases. 

Why?      According to an 2010 MPCA study titled "Digging Deep Through School Trash" public schools in Minnesota produce 483,520 pounds of waste per day! Many of the materials being thrown away by schools can be reduced, reused, and recycled. In fact, 78% of school waste materials could be diverted from the landfill through organics collection, paper collection, and recycling plastic and metal containers. The Green Schools Project aims to ensure the quantity of waste in local schools is reduced and that recyclable materials are diverted from the solid waste stream. Upon successful completion of these goals, students and staff will gain valuable knowledge on the importance of waste reduction and recycling. This knowledge can then be brought outside of the school and implemented at home. Working with institutions, such as schools, will aid in the effort to increase the County’s overall recycling rate and reduce waste to landfills.

 


 

                                                                                  

Hello! I’m Carlton County’s 2017-18 Minnesota GreenCorps member
serving in the Zoning & Environmental Services Department.

I’m one of forty MN GreenCorps members throughout the state.
My position is classified under Waste Prevention and Recycling, while others are serving in the focus areas of Air Quality, Living Green, and Green Infrastructure.
 

I’m available to facilitate classroom activities or competitions, as well as help you determine how your school might best utilize the available grant funds. I’m excited to get this year’s Green Schools Project started! 

Please contact me with questions about the grant or to schedule a time to meet: Josie.Flatgard@co.carlton.mn.us or 218-384-9592. 

 


                                                  

Grant Documents:  Other Documents:               

GRANT APPLICATION                                     

GRANT AGREEMENT

 


 

 Resources:

WEB RESOURCES
 

EDUCATION TOOLS

GREEN SCHOOLS PROJECT RESOURCES AND VENDORS

GREEN SCHOOLS BROCHURE

HAND DRYER INFORMATION

RECRUITING GREEN TEAMS  

RECYCLING GUIDE HOW T

RECYCLING GUIDE EXAMPLE 1 

RECYCLING GUIDE EXAMPLE 2 

RECYCLING GUIDE EXAMPLE 3 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 Recycler's Digest- Carlton County's Green Team Newsletter  

   

 2015-2016 School Year 

   Volume 1, Issue 1 

   Volume 1, Issue 2 

 

 2016-2017 School Year 

     Volume2, Issue 1

     Volume 2 Issue 2

 2017-2018 School Year

   Volume 3, Issue 1

 

   

                                                                                                      

                                                    

 News Articles

Schools Are Doing Their Part to Reduce and Reuse, Pine Journal 5/15/2016

Wrenshall Students Build New Recycling Center, Pine Journal 12/27/2016

Wrenshall Students Raise Garage for Recycling Center, Duluth News Tribune 1/1/2017
 

 

 
      Contact: Karola  Dalen 

       Phone: 218-384-9178

        Email:  Karola.dalen@co.carlton.mn.us         

 

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                    

                                                                                            






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