For Immediate Release
Jonathan Larance, 785-291-3684
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management has awarded grants in the amount of $68,702 to twenty six Kansas schools from districts across the state. The grant awards range from $200 to $4,500, the maximum amount eligible under the Green School grant program. These grants are for projects to take place during the 2011–2012 school year and projects include purchasing recycling bins, beginning composting programs for cafeteria waste and field trips to community recycling centers. This marks the fourth round of Waste Management Green School grants.
“These grants to schools not only have the direct benefits of conserving landfill space, natural resources and energy, they teach students lessons that can be practiced at home and for a lifetime,” said Dr. Robert Moser, KDHE Secretary.
If you are interested in learning more about Kansas Green Schools and how you can participate in this state wide initiative, visit www.kansasgreenschools.org.
Note to reporters: Click here for a list of grant recipients and map.