Thanks to all the teachers, students and schools for their innovative submissions. Special thanks to DonorsChoose.org for making this competition possible.
Scroll down to check out all the winning projects!
My students need to become environmental design engineers to enable them to become stewards of the planet with Hydroponic Tower Kits, AquaSprouts Garden, and Jump Start Grow Light Systems.
My students need an iPad with case and lens, markers, chart paper, Vaseline, magnifying glasses, and an air filter for a clean air project.
My students need a complete set of water quality testing parameter kits and the container to transport them in.
My students need a Makerbot, a Ninja Blender, and cleanser to recycle school plastic into 3D printed, self watering planters.
My students need plankton nets, filters, and totes to complete an environmental micro plastic research project.
My students need plant cloner systems, hydroponic systems and supplies to fulfill a 4H club student led beach dune restoration partnership with local city government.
My students need a camcorder, digital light meters, electricity usage monitors, and digital infrared thermometer to enhance their experience as the school's green team.
My students need plant sensors to monitor plant health, tablets to track garden data, energy usage, and recycling data, and a thermal imager to monitor energy efficiency.
My students need a paper recycling kit, paper making kit, storage boxes, a paper beads kit, duct tape, a blender and crayon molds to learn about recycling and upcycling!
My students need a solar oven, water filter straw, conducting tape, batteries, LEDs, soil sensors, fresnel lenses and books for environmental science engineering.
1st place: $25,000 | 2nd place: $15,000 | 3rd place: $10,000 | 4th - 10th places: $2,000 each
Every project was automatically half funded by Tom's of Maine Green Your School Fund.
Judges included: Father, Musician and Actor Kevin Jonas, Mother and Huffington Post Environmental Editor Kate Sheppard, CEO of TerraCycle Tom Szaky, Mother and 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes, Mother and Founder of the 'I am the Maven' Blog Kerri Jablonski