The City of Winter Park’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable (KWPB&S) Advisory Board Green Schools Grant Program awards mini grants to schools serving Winter Park to help support their efforts to achieve sustainability goals and beautify their campus while engaging and educating students Pre-K through grade 12 in the practices of sustainability. In addition, KWPB&S Winners receive funding to cover the cost of USGBC Green Classroom Professional Certification.
The 2021 KWPB&S Green Schools Grant Program is now accepting applications. The grant application and supporting materials must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31, 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 KWPB&S Green School Grant Winners
|All Saints School||Install a new water bottle filling station in the outdoor classroom that will reinforce student’s and school staff habit of using reusable water bottles and provide fresh water.|
|Holly’s Petite Maison||Create a vegetable and fruit garden with children tending to it and through hands-on experience learn about different methods of nourishing and taking care of the plants.|
|Monarch Learning Academy||Expand butterfly and edible school garden to expose students and the community to the importance of gardening through hands on experiential learning. Lessons will include, but will not be limited to, plant life cycles, seasonal gardening, pollinators and conservation of natural resources.|
|Parke House Academy||Build a Roman aqueduct rainwater system that will provide rainwater to the school’s expanding garden plants. The students will be actively involved in the process of designing and building the aqueduct and through it, advance the knowledge of the importance and means of the water conservation.|
|Park Maitland School||Build a windmill utilizing school recycled plastic materials, propelled and lighted by its own generated energy. The project will be visible from U.S. Highway 17-92 and hopes to advance people’s awareness about the quantities of daily disposed plastics.|
|Rollins College||Expand college’s existing bike program by creating student workshops that will further encourage alternative means of transportation and promote bicycle safety, and maintenance.|
|Winter Park Presbyterian Preschool||Continue expanding Nature Center and Edible Garden area by adding new vegetable, flower and butterfly friendly plants, additional drip irrigation system, building nesting bird boxes, and adding a composting station.|