Green School Initiative
The purpose of the Green School Initiative is to recognize schools in Cobb County with an active environmental program and encourage other schools to develop environmentally based education initiatives within their schools.
The primary focus of this program is environmental conservation, preservation, and beautification. The program annually recognizes Cobb County classrooms and schools that have met the Green School requirements. These schools are recognized for participating in activities that promote good environmental stewardship.
The Green School Initiative program operates in partnership with the Cobb County Water System Watershed Stewardship and Water Efficiency Programs, Cobb County Parks and Creation Natural Resources Unit, and Keep Cobb Beautiful.
Mike Kahle, Program Supervisor
Watershed Stewardship Program
Kevin Hill, Education Programmer
Natural Resources Management Unit
Become a Green School!
It is easy being green!
The Green School Initiative is open to all public and private schools in Cobb County, grades K-12.
To qualify as a Green Classroom a teacher must complete 5 environmentally based lesson plans per year. This can be any environmentally beneficial project, a lesson plan of your own, a facility tour, or presentations by one of the Cobb County Green School Coordinators.
After the projects are completed you submit the activity log that explains the five activities, including: The names, dates, duration, brief description, number of students, and what the children learned.
This information may be provided on our online form, or the form can be printed and mailed to:
Green School Program
660 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Schools interested in achieving Green School status must register. In order to qualify as a Green School five teachers in your school must each complete five earth friendly activities throughout the year. After each teacher completes the lessons, the activities log should be completed by the teacher via the online form or mailed to the address above.
The deadline for submission of your information is the last school day of March. If you have an activity scheduled for later in the year please submit the activities log including that activity with the date the lesson is planned via the online form prior to the last school day of March. A Green School Coordinator may contact you to confirm completion of the activity. Green Classroom and Green School recognitions will be held during April and May prior to the end of the school year.
Your school will be awarded:
- Public declaration of Cobb County Green School Status
- A Green School Driveway sign
For more information, read our brochure.
The Cobb County Green School Initiative awards a Green School Gold and Silver Medal award to participating schools.
Green School Gold Medal Award:
15 or more Green Classrooms (15+ teachers doing five earth-friendly activities throughout the year and completing their Activities Log)
Green School Silver Medal Award:
10 -14 Green Classrooms (10 – 14 teachers doing five earth-friendly activities throughout the year and completing their Activities Log)
2018/2019 Cobb County Green Schools
37 schools received the Green School designation. These designations represent the work of 687 teachers, with over 6,000 hours of environmental education reaching more than 20,150 students.
31 schools received Gold status designation, with at least green 15 teachers:
- Addison Elementary
- Baker Elementary
- Belmont Hills Elementary
- Blackwell Intermediate
- Bullard Elementary
- Chalker Elementary
- Cheatham Hill Elementary
- Compton Elementary
- Davis Elementary
- Due West Elementary
- Faith Lutheran
- Ford Elementary
- Frey Elementary
- Green Acres Elementary
- Hillgrove High School
- Keheley Elementary
- Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
- King Springs Elementary
- Lovinggood Middle
- McCall Elementary
- McClesky Middle
- Murdock Elementary
- Nickajack Elementary
- Pickett’s Mill Elementary
- Pine Mountain Middle
- Russell Elementary
- Still Elementary
- Timber Ridge Elementary
- Tritt Elementary
- Vaughn Elementary
1 school received Silver status designation, with at least 10 green teachers:
- Pitner Elementary
5 schools received Green status designation, with at least 5 green teachers :
- Big Shanty Elementary
- Cooper Middle
- Daniell Middle
- Fair Oaks Elementary
- The Garden School of Marietta