Centiva is pleased to announce the “Centiva Green School Innovation” program for public and private K-12 schools. The grant is available thanks to the generous support of Centiva. A total of $3,000.00 is available this year through a competitive grant process. The grant is intended to encourage schools to develop creative, innovative, cost effective environmental projects which improve the environment; make schools a healthier place to learn, play, and work; and save money through reduced use of natural resources. Grant projects must address one or more of the following: indoor or outdoor air quality, solid waste reduction and recycling/composting, and/or water management through an integrated holistic approach emphasizing public health or environment-related issues. All school-based program initiatives must include direct environmental benefits and education as components of their integrated holistic approach.

Entry submission period: March 15 - April 20, 2013

Grant Amount Awarded: 3,000.oo awarded by April 22, 2013 (Earth Day).

Entry Categories:

  • Air Quality - Programs encouraging students to walk or bike to school such as Walking School Bus; monitoring; efforts that improve air quality; plblic or family outreach to encourage air friendly practice; using alternative cleaning products with desirable health and environmental attributes.
  • Energy Efficieny - Energy management audits; improved efficiency; conservation and reduction, acquired energy savings; converting schools to Energy Star; reducing or offsetting carbon footprints.
  • Renewable Energy - Wind; solar; hydorpower; other renewable energy projects.
  • Green Space - Improving school or community green space that is utilized by students; role of green space in improving environmental conditions; employing green infrastructures such as bio-retention cells, outdoor classrooms or Outdoor Wildlife  Learning Sites.
  • Waste Reduction/Recyclying - Conducting waster stream analysis; developing waste reduction and recycling programs; green or bulk purchasing; completion of the recycling circle; composting.
  • Water Conservation and Water Quality Improvement - Implementing water conservation best practices; low-flow toilets and faucets; monitoring; rain or waterspout gardens; xeriscaping at schools and community sites; constructing or using a rain barrel and ongoing data collection.

Fuding may be used to support the purchase of supplies, equipment, and resources to be utilized with students as theyengage in projects that integrate learning across the curriculum through relevant, hands-on school greening initiatives.


  • Public or private K-12 school.
  • Only schools in the USA will be considered
  • Grant Applications will be evaluated on the follow criteria.
  • Winners will be selected by three judges independent from Centiva.
  • Each entry must be submitted online by April 20, 2013 with an entry form and a minimum of 3 high resolution digital images of the project. By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Centiva the right to use the photos and project information for marketing and promotional purposes.

Follow this link to enter your application.