Environmental Education

The NFC of PTAs promotes environmental stewardship in our public schools.

Many  North Fulton County Schools work hard to establish recycling and gardening programs that support the Georgia Curriculum.

This year three Gardening Mini Grant of $250.00 each will be awarded to three North Fulton County schools that promote environmental stewardship by letting the students become active participants in the learning process.

We invite all schools in good standing (up to date with membership reporting dues etc.) to apply.



 Please visit www.eenorthfulton.weebly.com  website to find out programs available around North Fulton or contact environment@nfcpta.com

2016-2017 NFCPTA Outdoor Garden Mini Grant – Applications now open

This year we want to continue promoting gardening at the schools. A school garden can serve as a multidisciplinary “living laboratory” that actively engages children in nutrition education and horticulture. In addition not only do school gardens provide an environment of experiential learning that leads to better eating habits, they have also proved to increase overall science scores.

To help achieve your gardening goals, NFCPTA is offering three mini grants of up to $250.00. We would like to support three schools in good standing with the NFCPTA (up to date with membership reporting, dues etc.), that have an existing garden and need help maintaining and supporting their gardening educational program. The grant can be used to grow vegetables, purchase soil, seeds, vegetable plants, Georgia native plants or flowers that attract pollinators.

The deadline for applying for this grant is March 1st, 2017 and awards will be announced April 12, 2017. Awards must be expended within a year.

Please complete the following application, scan and email to: Environment@nfcpta.com


Please scan and email the application to: Environment@nfcpta.com

For questions contact us at environment@nfcpta.com

Thank you for your support.



2016-2017 Recycling Mini Grant

Most schools have worked hard to establish recycling programs to reduce the amount of waste going to the Georgia landfills. We believe that a school-recycling program is a hands-on, interdisciplinary lesson that educates students about the environment, personal responsibility, community action, and solid waste management. School recycling programs not only impact students and their families but also impact communities and the overall waste diversion in a community. Therefore we would like to help defray some of the cost of your program.

This year one grant of up to $250 will be awarded to a school in good standing with the NFCPTA (up to date with membership reporting, dues etc.). The deadline for applying for this grant is December 1st, 2016 and the award will be announced January 2017 during the NFCPTA SOI (if NFCPTA does not have a January SOI the winner will be announced in the NFCPTA January Newsletter). Awards must be utilized by February 2018.


NFC PTA Environmental Chairs

Liliana Brenner and Shabina Uppal 

2015 -2016 NFCPTA  Mini Grants Winners

During the school year 2015 -2016 we offered two mini-grants of $250.00 each.

1st the Recycling Mini Grant

Schools had the opportunity to apply for this grant back in September. Applicants were schools that worked hard to establish a recycling program to reduce the amount of waste going to the Georgia landfills and needed support to continue their program. The grant was awarded to Cambridge HighSchool back in October 2015, for their outstanding Recycling program run by the Eco-Bears and sponsored by Lucinda Mattie the recycling coordinator.

2nd  the School Garden Mini Grant

Applicants were schools that have an already existing gardening program, and needed support to continue using the garden to integrate lessons into their educational program. Schools had the opportunity to apply to this grant at the beginning of 2016. This grant was awarded in April and presented to the school during President’s and Principals luncheon.

The winner was Woodland Elementary School for the outstanding incorporation of educational gardening into the curriculum at all grade levels. Woodland Elementary’s gardens have become living laboratories where interdisciplinary lessons are drawn from real life experiences, encouraging students to become active participants in the learning process.