The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking to reward students who are making their schools — and the world — greener with GreenPrize!
GreenPrize is a sustainability-focused award program meant to encourage student-led green programs and “Green Teams” in schools. Green Teams or similar clubs focused on environmental sustainability are full of motivated students who can give back to create long-lasting change within schools and impact the greater community. For this program, Green Teams should develop and implement a sustainable and impactful project in their school or community. The winning team will receive a monetary award toward their project.
GreenPrize is open to all middle and high schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. If a school does not have a Green Team or related group, the DZS encourages interested students to find a champion to help prepare for when the competition opens this fall semester. This group will also need a staff or faculty advisor to serve as a contact for the project. Advisors will be a go-to for the students and hold students accountable as the project moves through its phases.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: PREREGISTER | DEADLINE OCT. 7
Gather your Green Team and confirm your participation. Complete this form by Oct. 7.
Step 2: LEARN MORE | ATTEND OUR TALKING SESSION AT 3 P.M. OCT. 14
Attend an optional learning session to ask us questions and learn more about the GreenPrize Award Program. A virtual meeting invitation will be sent to pre-registered contacts for 3 p.m. Oct. 14.
Step 3: SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL | DEADLINE: 11 A.M. NOV. 11
Final proposals must be submitted by Nov. 11, 2022.
Step 4: WINNERS ANNOUNCED | STAY TUNED TO YOUR INBOX DEC. 9
All award winners will be announced via email and on the Detroit Zoo’s social channels on Dec. 9, 2022.
Step 5: HAVE FUN & GET IT DONE | April 4, 2023
Take your winnings to the next level! All award winners will have the opportunity to win a second prize: a day at the Zoo! Each winning Green Team that successfully uses their winnings to execute their proposal will be treated to a complimentary day at the Zoo.