The Green School Award Program is designed to enhance environmental education and stewardship in schools by offering incentives for helping further the Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) mission: to cooperate with government, businesses, schools, civic organizations, and citizens in a joint effort to improve beautification, litter reduction, water quality, and recycling. 

Schools that submit a Green School Application and achieve all requirements (detailed in table below) will:

​(1) be publicly declared a KFCB Green School 

(2) receive a Green School sign indicating the level achieved (Gold, Silver or Bronze).


Any school in Forsyth County, private or public, may apply for Green School certification.

To maintain KFCB Green School status, a school must submit a Green School Application each school year. Schools renewing their status will receive a decal indicating their level designation to affix to their Green School Sign.

The program is intended to require communication and teamwork school wide. When planning your environmental efforts, please remember to reach out to the entire school when possible.

All levels (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) must have 4 to 10 supporting documents and/or photos including school-wide communications regarding your Green School efforts. 

The ENTIRE school must be recycling ALL of the items listed for the level for which you are applying. It cannot be limited to a couple of classes or a couple of grade levels. 

If you already qualify for one of the 3 levels and you ALSO participate in Terracycle or another specialized recycling program, you will be bumped up to the next level! Terracycle or a specialized recycling programs alone is not enough to qualify your school for an award.    

Green School Application 
Program/Event Form

2018-2019 Award Winners

For photos of this year's Green School Awards at the KFCB 25th Anniversary Celebration, click here. 


Big Creek Elementary 

Brandywine Elementary

Brookwood Elementary

Forsyth Central HS

Chattahoochee Elementary Chestatee Elementary

Coal Mountain Elementary

Cumming Elementary

Daves Creek Elementary

Denmark High School

Kelly Mill Elementary

Matt Elementary

Midway Elementary

Sharon Elementary

Whitlow Elementary


Sawnee Elementary



Educator of the Year: Brenda Mahoney (Sawnee Elementary)


Green School Coordinator of

the Year: Susan Brady (Chestatee Elementary)

Student of the Year: Hannah Kesner (Denmark High School)


Volunteer of the Year:  Sandra Campbell (Matt  Elementary, Whitlow Elementary, Mashburn Elementary) 

Johns Creek Elementary

Otwell Middle School


Individual Awards 

Each year, KFCB presents a series of special awards to individuals who have gone above

and beyond in their commitment to beautification, litter reduction, improving water quality,

and increasing recycling in our county.


Nominations for 2019-2020 school year have closed. 


Award Categories


Educator of the Year - This award is given to a person who shares his or her concern and commitment for the environment with others through education. The recipient is not necessarily a formal educator. However, in the past teachers have been recognized with this award.


Coordinator of the Year - This award is given to a teacher, parent, or volunteer who works within the school to coordinate the efforts necessary to achieve KFCB Green School status.


Outstanding Group - This award is given to a class, club, scout group, or any other youth group that participates in, promotes, or develops environmental activities that further the KFCB Mission.


Student of the Year - This award is given to a student who shares his or her concern and commitment for the environment by participating in, promoting, or developing environmental activities that further the KFCB Mission. This student sets an example for his or her peers and is an inspiration to others.


Volunteer of the Year - This award is given to an adult whose volunteer efforts result in greater opportunities for youth to be involved in environmental programs that further the KFCB Mission.


Business Partner of the Year- This award is given to a business that contributes to environmental efforts in a monetary or in-kind way to support youth or school environmental programs that further the KFCB Mission.


Administrator of the Year - This award is given to a principal or school administrator that supports and promotes environmental efforts in his or her school.

Individual Award Nomination Form 


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CALL US:  770-205-4573

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