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Green School Initiative

Award-Winning School!

Absolutely! Cobb County Green School Initiative also awards a Green School Silver and Gold Medal award.

A 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)

A 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)

The Green Innovation Award will recognize one school each year that has gone above and beyond the basic requirements of the Green School Initiative to create an innovative environmental program for its students and/or community. Use the links below to learn more about the award or to view the application.

 Green Innovation Award ApplicationGreen Innovation Award Information 


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 five 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 5 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 Dr. Marietta, GA 30060.

Schools interested in achieving Green School status must register online. 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:

  1. Public declaration of Cobb County Green School Status
  2. A Green School Driveway sign

Green School Designation

2018/19 Cobb County Green Schools

For the 2018/19 school year, 37 schools received Green School designation.

31 schools received the Gold status designation, with at least 15 green teachers:Addison Elementary, Baker Elementary, Belmont Hills Elementary, Blackwell Elementary, 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, Keheley Elementary, Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy, King Springs Elementary, Lewis 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, and Vaughan Elementary

1 school received the Silver status designation, with at least 10 green teachers:
Pitner Elementary

5 schools received the Green status designation, with at least 5 green teachers:
Big Shanty Elementary, Cooper Middle, Daniell Middle, Fair Oaks Elementary, and The Garden School of Marietta

These designations represent the work of 687 teachers, with over 6,000 hours of environmental education reaching more than 20,150 students.

Contact Us

Cobb County Green School Coordinators:

Mike Kahle 
Program Supervisor
Watershed Stewardship Program 
☎  770-528-1482 
[email protected]
Kimberly White
Executive Director
Keep Cobb Beautiful Program 
[email protected]
Kevin Hill
Education Programmer 
Natural Resources Management Unit 
☎  770-528-8829
[email protected]

The Green School initiative is a program of the Cobb County Water System Watershed Stewardship and Water Efficiency Programs, Cobb County Parks and Creation Natural Resources Unit, and Keep Cobb Beautiful.  

The purpose of this initiative is to recognize schools in Cobb County with an active environmental education program and encourage other schools to develop environmentally based education initiatives within their schools.    

The primary focus of the program is conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment.  The program annually recognizes Cobb County classrooms and schools that have met the Green School requirements.  These schools recognized for participating in activities that promote good environmental stewardship.