2019 Green Schools

Dirt sixth annual survey results are in... every year, we see schools getting greener

Aug 06 2019 | 12:51 PM

Reprinted with permission from dirt magazine

Fifty percent of schools reported they had a garden.

Forty-one percent said they either had or anticipated putting in a rain garden or rain barrels.

Twenty-eight percent talked about composting; either they were doing it or were trying to figure out how to do it.

“It is our goal to compost for our garden. But we need to research this further, as we do not want to attract bears,” said Upper Greenwood Lake School.

Twenty-two percent said they had low flush toilets or water faucets that automatically shut off.

Warwick Valley High School said they had installed water pedals in the kitchen. Cedar Mountain Primary School reported they put in metering faucets in 42 bathrooms.

Nine percent of the schools mentioned the work of the PTO or PTA in getting gardens going and recycling plastic.

Greenest School Districts

Warwick

Vernon Township, NJ

Monroe-Woodbury

Newton

West Milford, NJ

Hamburg, NJ

Washingtonville

Goshen

Delaware Valley

Sussex Wantage, NJ

Greenest Schools

Park Avenue Elementary, Warwick

Sanfordville Elementary, Warwick

Warwick Valley High School

Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary, Hewitt, NJ

Rolling Hills Primary, Vernon, NJ

Round Hill Elementary,

Washingtonville

Vernon Township High School

Warwick Valley Middle School , Warwick

Sapphire Elementary, Harriman

West Milford, NJ

Greenest Private/Independent1

Fields of Green Montessori, Vernon, NJ

Bellvale School, Chester

Greenest School Districts
Warwick
Vernon Township, NJ
Monroe-Woodbury
Newton
West Milford, NJ
Hamburg, NJ
Washingtonville
Goshen
Delaware Valley
Sussex Wantage, NJ
Greenest Schools
Park Avenue Elementary, Warwick
Sanfordville Elementary, Warwick
Warwick Valley High School
Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary, Hewitt, NJ
Rolling Hills Primary, Vernon, NJ
Round Hill Elementary,
Washingtonville
Vernon Township High School
Warwick Valley Middle School , Warwick
Sapphire Elementary, Harriman
West Milford, NJ
Greenest Private/Independent
Fields of Green Montessori, Vernon, NJ
Bellvale School, Chester