Dear Coordinator, 

Please complete and submit this survey by October 8th, 2021 to be eligible for a $100 stipend to use towards your school's sustainability goals as they relate to sustainability and environmental education. A maximum of 50 schools will receive the stipend. 

Once this survey is completed, your school will be eligible to compete in the county-wide competitions and collection programs, receive logistical support from the Green Schools Program, and also be eligible for grant funding for sustainability projects. Please note that schools can enroll at any point in the school year, but in order to be eligible for the $100 stipend, schools must meet the deadline above. 

When completing this survey please refer to the Green Schools Program guide for more details regarding the competitions and programs available to schools. 

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your participation!  

Bailey Lutz
Green Schools Coordinator
bnlutz@co.madison.il.us
618-296-4606

All schools enrolled in the Green Schools Program are also required to fill out a Bench-marking survey every five years. This survey is a bit lengthy and might require assistance from other staff members at your school. As it was required in 2020, all schools will be required to complete it again in 2025, unless it was not completed last year. Those who have not completed their benchmarking surveys from the previous year will not be eligible to receive the enrollment stipend for the upcoming school year.

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* 1. School Name

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* 2. School District

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* 3. School Address

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* 4. What grade levels are represented at your school?

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* 5. Approximately how many students are in attendance?

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* 6. Coordinator Information

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* 7. Co-Coordinator Information (optional)

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* 8. Does your school have a formal "Green Team" comprised of staff and students?

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* 9. If you answered "yes" to question 8, please briefly describe your student team. How are students chosen, how often do you meet, what are your goals, etc.?

2021-2022 Yearly Goals: To receive your 2021-2022 streamer, participate in end-of-year celebrations, be eligible for your $100 stipend, and qualify for awards, you must identify and complete two sustainability-related activities.

You may refer to The Madison County Green Schools Program Guide provides for more information on county-sponsored programs and competitions.

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* 10. My school plans to participate in the following sustainability related activities:
(If you have ideas for other ways to participate, please list them in the 'other' option.)

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* 11. My school also plans to take the following steps towards sustainability and environmental health:

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* 12. The three competitions listed below will allow students to get creative and compete as individuals against students from other schools. Do you plan to promote any of these competitions with your school?

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* 13. Does your school plan to apply for a Madison County Green Seed Grant this year?  The deadline for Green Seed Grant applications is January 14th, 2022.

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* 14. If you have never applied for a Green Seed Grant in the past, what has kept you from doing so?

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* 15. Please rate the accuracy of the following statement: The adult members of our school community (staff, administration, parents) are generally interested and supportive of school sustainability efforts and environmental education.

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* 16. Please rate the accuracy of the following statement: Our students are generally interested in and engaged by school sustainability efforts and environmental education activities.

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* 17. If teachers in your school were provided with engaging, standards-aligned environmental education activities, how likely are they to use them in their classrooms?

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* 18. What would be helpful in advancing your school's sustainability practices or environmental education programs? Check all that apply.

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* 19. Does your school currently have a hauler that picks up your recycling on site? Is it paper or mixed single-stream recycling? Do you know who the hauler/company is? Please provide as much detail as possible.

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* 20. Please list any comments, concerns, or recommendations for this years Green Schools Program, COVID-19 related or not. I will work to adapt the program as best I can to fit the needs of our teachers and students.

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