The Florida Green School Designation Program offers technical assistance to guide schools in the requirements for Florida Green School Designation. Resources are added regularly and include how-to information, student and staff educational materials, and links to related external sites.
How to Handle Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge Lamps (PDF). When lamps are broken or placed in a landfill or incinerator, the mercury can contaminate the air, surface water and ground water. If your school uses mercury-containing lamps, be aware of the rules regulating the collection, storage and disposal of these items in Florida.
Battery Recycling and Disposal (PDF). Some battery types can be safely thrown into the trash. Other types contain heavy metals and other toxic substances that can contaminate air and water. This guide summarizes which batteries can be thrown away safely and which batteries need to be recycled or sent to a hazardous waste facility.
Letter templates for students, parents, faculty and staff can be used in school guides, booklets or mailouts providing information about your school’s environmental policy and environmental initiatiatives.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.