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Go Green Challenge

The Go Green Challenge is a competition run each year in the Cambridge Public School District in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW). Every elementary classroom teacher receives a sheet to fill out with his or her students, indicating green actions they are taking together, such as recycling, having a plant in the classroom, or printing double-sided.

When this sheet is filled out, teachers hang it outside their classroom door. After the deadline the number of sheets hanging in each school is tallied. The three schools with the highest percent participation win trophies made from recycled materials! Each class that participates receives pencils made from recycled newspaper.

2018 Winners
Congratulations to the Morse, Peabody, and Tobin Montessori Schools for winning first, second and third places, respectively, in this year’s Go Green Challenge!

THANK YOU to all the classrooms throughout the district that participated. All that you do to teach and involve students in protecting natural resources is greatly appreciated.

Go Green Challenge 2018 | Go Green at Home Challenge

How Much Is Your School Recycling?
Want to know how much your school is recycling? Here’s the January – March 2018 Recycling Report. Everyone’s efforts to recycle all they can are REALLY appreciated. Remember, REDUCING and REUSING are even BETTER than recycling.

If you have any questions about recycling or would like a presentation or tour of the Recycling Center at DPW, contact Meryl Brott, DPW Recycling Program Manager at 617.349.4836.

Other recycling reports and recycling/composting resources can be found here.

Congratulations to Previous Winners

(awards began in 2016)

2017: Morse School, Tobin School, Fletcher Maynard Academy
2016: Morse School, Tobin School, Peabody School

Three Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies (2017) >>
Morse School Wins Go Green Challenge (2016) >>

Photo: Winners of the Go Green Challenge receive a trophy made from recycled materials created by life-long Cambridge resident Bobby Brown.