Green Up Our Schools

Green Up Our Schools was incubated within the Barrett Foundation until 2010 when it secured its 501 c 3 tax-exempt business status. In the 13 years since, 132 Green Team scholars have guided 133,245 peer/students in 132 schools to execute waste diversion projects that diverted 15,245 TONS of waste from the landfill. These Green'd Up Schools also inspired these youth to think differently about waste and their environment, cultivate waste reduction practices in their homes, communities and opened their eyes

  • Curriculum & instructional materials, Direct teaching, Grant funding, Professional development/consulting for teachers, Supporting networks (online/in-person)
  • Pre-K/Early Childhood, Kindergarden, 2nd Grade Students / Youth, 3rd Grade Students / Youth, 4th Grade Students / Youth, 5th Grade Students / Youth, 6th Grade Students / Youth, 7th Grade Students / Youth, 8th Grade Students / Youth, 9th Grade Students / Youth, 10th Grade Students / Youth, 11th Grade Students / Youth, 12th Grade Students / Youth, Teachers/Administrators, Informal Educators, General Public/Family
    During school day
  • After school
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food Systems/Nutrition
  • Green Building
  • STEM
  • Waste
Academic AlignmentAcademic Alignment
    Common Core English Language Arts
  • Other
  • : Colorado
  • Spanish
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