Past GREEN AWARDS Recipients
2020 Green Awards
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center manages over 200 acres of nearly pristine wildlife habitat with a mission to engage youth and families through education and outreach. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center will construct a monarch butterfly conservatory and greenhouse to enhance their world class facility promoting environmental sustainability which includes demonstration gardens, water conservation initiatives, and native plants.
Discovery Garden at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is a leader in environmental education with the mission to build community relationships through outreach. The Discovery Garden will create a new collaboration between the garden and the two local school districts to integrate students of all ages with sustainable gardening as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.
2019 Green Awards
Mission Cedar Hill
Mission Cedar Hill is a volunteer based community restoration ministry. For over 16 years, Mission Cedar Hill have assisted homeowners in Cedar Hill with restoring their property to being code complaint. Mission Cedar Hill will use funds to purchase a commercial grade wood chipper to turn all wood debris into mulch and compost-friendly material to be used on-site of home restorations that would otherwise end in our landfills.
Lake Ridge Elementary School
Lake Ridge Elementary School exposes scholars to the importance of giving and being a productive citizen to the city, state, nation, and world. Through the Recycling Club, scholars and faculty will be challenged to recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum. Funds will be used to purchase classroom recycling bins. The club will be responsible for collecting recyclable goods from classroom bins on a weekly basis to be sorted.
High Pointe Elementary School
High Pointe Elementary School strongly believes in the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle.) Funds will be used to educate through empowering National Elementary Honor Society scholars on sustainability and to purchase materials to create a classroom zero waste and recycling project
2018 Green Awards
Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill
Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill is a thriving Pre-K to 12th grade charter school nestled within the premier city of Cedar Hill, TX and shares a scenic campus with Northwood University. The Recycle Warriors are students who are committed to global sustainability and maintaining campus beauty by diligently collecting recyclable items across the expanse of the campus daily. Award money was used toward expanding the service-learning program by purchasing more recycling receptacles.
Bessie Coleman Environmental Science and Engineering Academy
The Bessie Coleman Environmental Science and Engineering Academy is creating a student-led community garden in order to create a sustainable community food source while preparing students for careers in STEM fields through the promotion of cross-curricular critical thinking and collaboration skills. The award money went toward necessary supplies and tools to aid in this collaborative effort between students, parents, and teachers.
Waterford Oaks Elementary School
Waterford Oaks Elementary School implemented a campus wide initiative of paper recycling. Each class was responsible for their own recycle bin. Each month, we see more and more paper going in to the recycle bins as compared to the beginning of the school year. This initiative not only taught earth-friendly habits but also taught students how to be active and productive citizens in the school community.
Cedar Hill Action Team (CHAT)
CHAT educates students on how to re-purpose and recycle household items and the importance of managing the use of resources such as water and electricity. The students pledge to recycle and never litter. Through CHAT programs, students have been introduced to conservationists and involved in educational events that examine preservation.
2017 Green Awards
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs took on the cost of recycling over 700 lbs of batteries and conducted semi-annual BOPA (batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze) collection events.
Village Tech expanded their sixth grade gardening program, created a working bench swing and signage, and adopted a garden plot at the Zula B. Wylie Library’s community garden.
2016 Green Awards
Hillside Village converted their expansive lawn irrigation system from conventional spray to drip, conserving significant amounts of water annually.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church created an extensive recycling program available to church members.