The Green Schools Recognition Program (GSRP) is a showcase for partnership. In collaboration with the School District of Palm Beach County, GSRP began in 2008 as an initiative of FAU Pine Jog and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Today, it also includes a collaboration with the Martin County School District.
The purpose of GSRP is to encourage and celebrate schools for making strides to develop a school-wide culture focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability. FAU Pine Jog provides information, training, and support for participating schools, coordinates the application and judging process, and facilitates additional professional development opportunities on special topics through our Learn Green Institute.
As of 2019, the program recognizes 129 Green Schools in both counties.
“The Green Schools Recognition Program has been a gift to me! Being the Green Team Leader at Grassy Waters has allowed me to help so many children develop their character of being environmentally conscious, responsible, and empathetic people. Green Schools has provided a platform to build kids to become truly great, green people!”
-Cassandra Kenski, Grassy Waters Elementary (2015 Top Green School)