Rochester Hills Schools Receive $16,000 Through Green Schools Program

Resident Donations of Recyclebank Points Fund Green School Projects

The City of Rochester Hills, in partnership with Recyclebank, is proud to announce that nine Rochester Hills schools received a total of $16,000 in green grants through the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to educate and motivate students to promote a more sustainable, greener lifestyle.

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Rochester Hills Schools Receive $16,000 Through Green Schools Program

The City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank have been partners since 2008, and since 2011, Rochester Hills schools have participated in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. Collectively, Recyclebank has awarded over $109,300 in grants for the Green Schools Project in Rochester Hills. This year, all of the schools achieved their donation goal.

Recyclebank’s CEO Paul Winn said “The best part of my job is witnessing the passion students have for the environment. They are approaching sustainability in innovative ways and creating projects that make the world greener for themselves and future generations. We hope the Green Schools Program encourages youth to continue learning about the environment and caring for our planet.”

“As always, I am proud of both our residents and schools for their contribution to creating a greener society here in Rochester Hills. This program benefits our schools, students, and generations to come, but none of it would have been possible without the donations of our residents’ Recyclebank points. Rochester Hills continues to be Michigan’s recycling leader,” said Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.

Green School Grant Winners

  • Delta Kelly Elementary – Indoor Wall Gardens
  • Hampton Elementary – Pollinator Garden
  • Long Meadow Elementary – Media Center Makerspace
  • McGregor Elementary – Soil Restoration Project
  • Van Hoosen Middle School – Water bottle refill station
  • Upland Hills School – School kitchen and curriculum surrounding sustainable farming
  • Rochester Adams High School – Cafeteria Recycling Containers
  • Rochester High School – Permanent Hallway and Common Space Recycling Bins
  • Stoney Creek High School – Goodbye Plastic Water Bottles
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