Kansas Schools Earn Environmental Grants

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Dozens of Kansas schools will get a little help "going green."

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Monday announced recipients of grants from its Kansas Green Schools Program. The grants were awarded to 35 schools and total $100,902.48. The money will be used to encourage environmental education in the classroom.

“More and more schools across Kansas are signing up to become eligible for Kansas Green Schools grants,” William Bider, Director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management, said in a statement. “The program is only about three months old, yet the interest level is very high. Teaching kids about how to make a positive contribution to our environment is catching on.”

KDHE says the Green Schools grants encourage schools to develop projects that improve the environment, make schools healthier and save money through extended use of resources. Schools can apply for grant money and to receive free recycling boxes.

A list of grant recipients is available at the link below.