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School mini-grants

We are happy to support school waste reduction activities and projects through our small grants. Mini-grants are intended to help schools implement waste reduction projects. The application process is relatively simple, with minimal reporting burden. Please see a list of successful grant projects below:

If you have a school waste reduction project in mind, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Laurel Bates at or 503-742-4454.

Download a grant application

Students from Rural Dell Elementary pose with reusable water bottles in front of a tree. Reusable water bottles
Rural Dell
Rural Dell Elementary in Molalla previously provided disposable cups for students to use when drinking water at school. The Green Team at Rural Dell wanted to reduce that waste, so they applied for a grant to purchase reusable water bottles for all students. The green team sold the bottles at cost and recouped some money to use for future projects.
A reusable water bottle filling station at Lakeridge Junior High. Water bottle filling station
Lake Oswego Junior High, Lakeridge Junior High

In order to reduce the waste generated by single-use plastic water bottles, the Lake Oswego School District installed water bottle filling stations in several of its schools.
Students at Gladstone High pose in front of the hallway recycling stations they designed and built. Custom recycling stations
Gladstone High

Students on the green team at Gladstone High wanted to standardize their hallway recycling stations, so students designed and built custom recycling stations.
A worm bin for composting. Worm bins
Multiple schools

Classroom worm bins are an excellent way to teach about the natural process of composting. Several schools in Clackamas County have recently adopted classroom worm bins, including Gardiner Middle, Springwater Environmental Sciences School, Riverside Elementary, and North Clackamas Christian.

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Oregon City, OR 97045
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