TEAM BCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge
Grants for Schools That Work to Clean Up Their Community
The Team BCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge is back and available for the current 2023-2024 school year. Grants will again be awarded in June 2024 for cleanups that take place during school year 2023-2024. All clean-up entries may be submitted for this year’s challenge HERE.
BCPS, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and the foundation appreciate participants’ hard work and dedication to keep the environment clean and safe. Also appreciated is the support of the many BCPS educators, offices, and advocacy groups for their leadership to our students in supporting this challenge.
Extending gratitude to each of you for your dedication and service to our students in Baltimore County.
Since the 2013-2014 school year, Baltimore County Public Schools has partnered with Baltimore County Executive and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) to host Team BCPS Clean Green: 15 Litter Challenge.
Through this program, BCPS schools and their community supporters conduct quick 15-minute litter clean-ups and compete to see which school communities can log the most clean-ups. Community groups include school-based groups, places of worship, youth groups, civic or community groups, scout troops, sports teams, businesses or other organizations, and environmental organizations and others that wish to help clean up their community. Groups are asked to report their clean-ups here HERE.
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools awards grants to the top winning schools to fund school-based instructional projects emphasizing the theme of environmental literacy. Review and award of projects conducted by the schools are based on the school communities participating, the number of 15-minute litter clean-ups, the number of participating volunteers, and the amount of litter collected.
Congratulations Grant Recipients from School Year 2022-2023
Grand Prize | Clean Up Results | $2,500
Charlesmont Elementary School
Grand Prize | Volunteer Engagement | $2,500
Bear Creek Elementary School
1st Place | High School | 2,000
Franklin High School
2nd Place | High School | $1,000
Western Technical High School
3rd Place | High School | $500
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
1st Place | Middle School | $2,000
Perry Hall Middle School
2nd Place | Middle School | $1,000
Hereford Middle School
3rd Place | Middle School | $500
General John Stricker Middle School
1st Place | Elementary School | $2,000
Pinewood Elementary School
2nd Place | Elementary School | $1,000
Seven Oaks Elementary School
3rd Place | Elementary School | $500
Logan Elementary School
1st Place | Special School | $1,000
Battle Monument Elementary School
Honorable Mention | High School | $250
Dulaney High School
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Sparrows Point High School
Honorable Mention | Middle School | $250
Holabird Middle School
Woodlawn Middle School
Honorable Mention | Elementary School | $250
Berkshire Elementary School
Catonsville Elementary School
Church Lane Technology Elementary School
Colgate Elementary School
Dundalk Elementary School
Grange Elementary School
Hebbville Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Reisterstown Elementary School
Rossville Elementary School
Sandy Plains Elementary School
Watershed Public Charter School
Woodholme Elementary School
To view the storyboards of the grant recipients for the 2022-2023 school year, click here!
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. solicits the community to obtain partnerships in order to award the winning schools funding to continue their efforts. The collaborative process educates our students and the school community about litter including our civic and community groups, to record the litter clean-ups and number of volunteers who participated.
A special thank you to our TEAM BCPS Clean Green 15 sponsors for supporting BCPS schools and Environmental Literacy!
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools works in collaboration with Ms. Ellen Kobler, Senior Advisor for Communications and Community Engagement, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
Mrs. Ellen Kobler, Deputy Communications Director, Baltimore County Office of Communications
Baltimore County Government
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Towson, Maryland 21204
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