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GSCM Meeting and Conceptual Planning Grant Opportunity!
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October's GSCM Meeting - (next week) Tues Oct 9th
Our first meeting of the new school year for the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee (GSCM) will be held on Tuesday October 9th at 5:30 pm at Bay View Montessori's (new) upper campus (619 E Dover St, Milwaukee).

Meeting topics will include:
  • Discussion of the new round of conceptual planning grants for schoolyard redevelopment - Q and A session (see the next section for the application)
  • Follow up to this summer's 3rd Annual Green Schools Conference (260+ attendees, 40+ exhibitors, 30+ presenters, and other good things to follow up on)
  • Recent news on the City of Milwaukee's plan to expand support for green and healthy schools as well as other updates on a new sustainability project manager for MPS and an awarded federal grant 
  • Additional resources available (please feel free to share what you have!)
New Conceptual Planning Grants are Available!
New conceptual planning grants are here!  Each year the nonprofit Reflo works through the GSCM to partner with MMSD, UWM's CDS, the City of Milwaukee, school districts and several others to conceptually redevelop five schoolyards a year - made possible through funding provided by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.  The planning grant is valued at over $10,000 and provides schools with monthly collaborative design workshops where school staff, students, and community members work to develop feasible plans, budgets, timelines, and curriculum connections for removing asphalt and promoting outdoor classrooms, recreation, natural habitats, sustainable stormwater management, and eco-literacy.  An example from last year's conceptual planning can be found here

Grant applications are due: Thursday, October 18th
Questions on the application will be discussed on: Tuesday, October 9th at the GSCM meeting
Download the 2-Page Grant Application
Download the Grant Description and Timelines
List of Green Curriculum Websites: MMSD's Green Infrastructure for Schools Guidebook
Thank you to all GSCM supporters and participants:
If you haven't already, make sure to check out the GSCM website and Facebook Page!
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