Project Learning Tree works to advance environmental literacy and promotes environmental stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.
To that end, PLT is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program. The program is designed to help students make their schools more green and healthy by, for example, implementing recycling programs, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing school gardens and outdoor classrooms while integrating such projects and activities into the curriculum.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to projects that demonstrate environmental service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).
The GreenWorks! program is open to any PLT-trained educator from any of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
See the PLT website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.