Ten schools located in cities across the country were selected today as finalists in the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition, presented by Pureology.
Each of the applications included proposals for green improvements, such as planting organic vegetable gardens, creating recycling programs, and adopting energy-efficiency upgrades.
On December 6, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive the ultimate Green School Makeover, which includes $65,000 for school renovations and an additional $65,000 worth of technical assistance. Four runner-up schools will be awarded $2,500 each to make their school more sustainable.
The finalists (in alphabetical order):
Garlough Environmental Magnet School; West St. Paul, MN
New York French American Charter School; New York, NY
Prosser Career Academy (CPS); Chicago, IL
Samuel Powel Elementary School; Philadelphia, PA
Scattergood Friends School; West Branch, IA
South Berwyn School District (Heritage Middle School); Berwyn, IL
Texas School for the Deaf; Austin, TX
The Academy for Global Citizenship; Chicago, IL
West Miami Middle School; Miami, FL
Zimmerman School House, Inc. d/b/a Abi's Place; Coral Springs, FL
For more information and to view the finalists’ entries, visit www.globalgreen.org/articles/greenschools/19.