School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!

February 15 – Deadline to submit a GREEN TEAM recycling equipment application for the March 1 distribution day in Boston. (Equipment requests for the Amherst location may be submitted at any time).

March 1 – Distribution Day for THE GREEN TEAM recycling equipment for schools in the Boston area. Register for THE GREEN TEAM and submit a recycling equipment application by February 15 for this distribution.

March 3 World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

March 8 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) 2023 Conference. This in-person event held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester will bring together environmental educators from across the state to network and learn new skills.

March 18 – Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.

March 21 International Day of Forests celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national, and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

March 21 World Planting Day is dedicated to planting in whatever capacity you can, from planting a garden, to helping an organization, to even just spreading awareness about the importance of plants.

March 22 – World Water Day inspires people around the world to learn more about water-related issues and to take action to make a difference.

March 23 – The 2023 MassRecycle Conference & Trade Show includes education, connection, and advocacy with a large audience of people from the solid waste & recycling Industry, such as sustainability coordinators, solid waste and recycling coordinators, mayors & town managers, recycling committees, haulers, waste service providers, and more.

March 31 – Deadline to submit THE GREEN TEAM Teacher Response Form to report your students’ activities and receive a Certificate of Recognition and student prizes to recognize their work.

April 15 – Final tallies due for the NexTrex Film Plastic Recycling Challenge. See website for more details.

April 22 – Earth Day! “For Earth Day 2023, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.” – Earth Day: The Official Site

May 20 World Bee Day: Bee engaged! Celebrate the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems.