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ConservingNow EnviroGrants for Teachers
Announcing ConservingNow EnviroGrants for Teachers!
We are inviting applications from teachers to be considered for funding of a classroom project that will educate students on sustainable living and being more earth-friendly.
Teachers at elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S. are eligible to apply. EnviroGrants are not available for preschools or homeschools.
Each week, we will award one grant of $100 (VISA Gift Card) to one teacher to help cover the winning project’s cost.
When To Apply
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Teachers only need to apply once per school year. Applications will remain under consideration for a grant award during that school year.
How It Works
One EnviroGrant of $100 will be awarded each week.
- Your project(s) must be focused on environmental education: sustainability, being earth-friendly, and similar topics.
- Write a description of your project idea.
- List the direct/indirect benefits of the project for your students, and how the grant will help to increase their awareness of the environment.
- Complete the EnviroGrant application.
ConservingNow Selects A Winning Project
Co-founders, Gayle & Meghan, will evaluate project submissions. Priority will be given to projects that:
- Provide measurable, long-term environmental outcomes
- Offer opportunities to educate students on being more sustainable and earth-friendly.
Send Results & Get A Gift
Teachers who accept a ConservingNow EnviroGrant agree to send us a summary of their project within 30 days after it’s completed. When the summary is received, we will send:
- Environmental Teacher Certificate recognizing the teacher’s work.
- Our Ultra-Sturdy Large Cotton Tote – perfectly sized for carrying classroom supplies.
Environmental Study Unit: The Effects of Plastic on Our World
Our curriculum makes it easy to teach environmental awareness in an informative, practical way. Lessons focus on the importance of using reusable products to reduce our dependence on disposable plastic products. Activities are available for all ages, and resources are included to help students and their families get started in their commitment to reduce the environmental impact of plastic pollution.
Sample Ideas to Inspire You
Below are examples of projects that would qualify for the grant. We invite your creativity and welcome original ideas!
- Recycling Programs
Expand the program beyond your classroom to include the entire school, student families or your local community.
- Water Conservation
Create or purchase a rain barrel for catching rainwater to be used for your school’s landscape or garden watering.
- Locally Sourced Produce
Teach sustainability by creating or enhancing a vegetable garden for students to eat at school.
- Go Reusable
Purchase reusable cups, plates and utensils to replace disposable paper or plastic products used by your students at school.
- Tree Planting
Plant trees to shad playground areas or buildings to reduce heat islands and cooling costs.
- Decorate Reusable Cotton Bags
Purchase plain cotton bags for your students to decorate with environmentally themed designs. These bags will remind parents to bring their own bags when shopping.
- Visit your local recycling plant
Students can learn firsthand how recycling works.
- Plastic Bag Collection Campaign
Purchase materials to decorate containers and create posters for a school-wide plastic bag collection campaign.