The Nation’s First Comprehensive Zero Waste Schools Program
Since 2005, public schools throughout Boulder County have partnered with Eco-Cycle to become Green Star Schools® and 59 are currently enrolled. This award-winning education program is the first in the nation to address waste reduction and the collection of compostables and recyclables in every aspect of school life, from classrooms and hallways to cafeterias and special events.
Under the direction of Eco-Cycle educators, students, teachers, and staff at Green Star Schools become Zero Waste pros, recycling and composting up to two-thirds of all their waste while also striving to prevent waste in the first place.
How Many Students We Serve
Currently, there are more than 26,400 students and 3,400 staff at the 59 schools enrolled. Twenty-two additional schools have already signed up to join the program as funding becomes available and are eager to start working toward Zero Waste. Additional schools are being accepted on a waitlist; please contact us if you are interested.
Support Green Star Schools
Twenty-two schools are on a waitlist to become a Green Star School and funding is needed to help them adopt the program.