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.

New in 2018 is a “Go Green at Home Challenge” for students to take home and bring back. The class can then tally and discuss what actions they are taking at home.

Thank you, Teachers & Students!

Need anything? Have a question? Contact Meryl Brott (DPW Recycling Program Manager) / 617.349.4836.

Go Green Challenge 2018 Worksheet – with Note to Teachers (PDF)
Go Green at Home Challenge – with Letter to Students (PDF)

trophiesCongratulations 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.