New Resource for District & School Site Green Teams

  • This google site houses GGI’s customizable templates and inspiration for waste reduction and diversion at school. 
  • Find templates and information for Green Team training, waste hauling schedules, communications plans, School Board reports, and more.

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Contact Go Green Initiative for implementation support or use these resources to get started:

  • Program (i.e. Sustainability Planning, Operations)
  • Topic or Focus Area (i.e. Solid Waste Reduction, Recycling, Clean Air)
  • Creator / Author (i.e. Go Green Initiative, US EPA)
  • Tool Type (i.e. Toolkit, Audit, Funding)
  • School User (i.e. Green Team, Food Services, Nurse)



Topic or Focus Area

Creator / Author

Tool Type

School User

Mold Remediation in Schools

Guide / Toolkit

Starting a District Green Team

Checklist, Guide / Toolkit

5 Strategies to Start a Green Schools Program

Plan, Training

Cafeteria Waste Reduction – Annual Planning

Checklist, Guide / Toolkit

Environmental Equity: Closing the Opportunity Gap in Urban Schools

Guide / Toolkit, Training

Green Team Planning Guide (pg 16)

Checklist, Guide / Toolkit, Plan

Evaluating Environmental Impact (pg 12-14)

Audit, Guide / Toolkit, Plan

Compost planning (pg 5)

Guide / Toolkit

Negotiating with Your Waste Hauler (Appendix A)

Guide / Toolkit, Purchasing

Recycling planning (pg 7)

Guide / Toolkit, Plan

Educating Others about Sustainability (pg 9-11)

Guide / Toolkit, Training

Green Budget Planning Tool (Appendix C)

Budget, Plan

Energy, Water Usage, Waste, Greenhouse Gas Emissions tracking


Goal Setting within the Go Green Planning Guide

Goals, Guide / Toolkit, Plan

Waste Diversion Quantification (Appendix B)


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