School Earth Flag Information


The Will County Earth Flag School Program has been going strong since 1998. We encourage schools to become environmentally aware by completing four Earth Tasks:                           School Earthflag Icon
  1. Recycle Paper and one additional material (ink cartridges, cans, bottles, plastic bags, etc.)
  2. Use Both Sides of photocopies or loose leaf paper; institute a double-sided policy.
  3. Invite Will County to your school for a presentation to one grade level or environmental group.
    • Students and faculty become environmental ambassadors to the remainder of the school.
  4. Perform One or More Activities From the List Below:
    • Start an environmental club (meet at least monthly to discuss environmental topics); boy recycling
    • Start composting organic food scraps at school (using compost bin or worm farm);
    • Perform at least 2 waste-free lunch days during the school year;
    • Host a recycled art fair to showcase student projects;
    • Join the TREX Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge at  
    • New-Grow Trees in the classroom We deliver seeds/seedlings during our visit to your school;
    • New-Plant and maintain a school garden learning about nutrition, pollinators, and native plants; OR
    • New-Teachers attend Energy Summit for Schools earning 2 contact hours. Only $10 go to to register
Download the application to get your school on board! Take a look at our ideas for Earth Flag activity suggestions.  And check our listing of Will County schools who have proudly displayed the flag since 2005!
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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