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Who Are We?


We are a group of parents, students, and faculty members committed to leading Saint Peter’s School towards a more sustainable future.  


In celebration of our Catholic Faith, and in response to Cardinal Gregory’s Laudato Si’ Action Plan, we aim to educate, inspire, and empower our students to become better stewards of our shared home: Earth.   


By providing educational opportunities and activities that raise student and community awareness, we hope to teach our young stewards to identify wasteful practices, research solutions, and implement programs to achieve these solutions.




Updates & Announcements


Maryland Green School Award

We did it!! Saint Peter's has been recognized as a new 2024 MAEOE Maryland Green School!!

Thank you to the Students, Faculty, and Parent volunteers who helped to make this happen!


Click HERE to read the full Press Release and HERE to see our Application



 Rain Garden Planting Day - April 26th!

Sign up HERE to join us in the afternoon on the 26th to plant the rain garden.



2024-2025 Green Team Sign-Up: Be a Part of the Team!

Next year's Green Team needs to be staffed this year to ensure a smooth transition. With numerous positions of varying time commitment and skill set, there is bound to be a job perfect for you! This includes helping with the Environmental Club as well. Please refer to the information in the Be a Part of the Team section below for more details and to sign up. Email with any questions.




Green Families in the Saint Peter's Community

**How did your family celebrate Earth Day this year? Send in your photos to**


Here are a few examples of how families in our Saint Peter's community stay green! If your family also participates in awesome green activities, let us know! Email a photo and/or video link, and short write-up to Teachers and staff, this includes you too!



Saving Car Miles and

Staying Healthy 

Students Nathan Mooney and Harley McClure talk about their experience riding their bikes to school during Walk N' Roll to School week. Let's see how many others will join them in riding to school this spring! Click HERE to watch their video.


The Pant Family Keeps

Local Park Clean 

Third grader, Kavi Pant, and his family participated in a Montgomery Parks cleanup of Wheaton Claridge Local Park on January 13th. During the cleanup, 17 total volunteers gathered 315 pounds of trash! Click HERE to read more about the event.



Maryland Green Schools Certification

The Green Team's current focus is earning our Maryland Green Schools Certification through MAEOE's Maryland Green Schools Program. We have just been named a new 2024 Green School, and plan to continue forward with recertification in 2028.


Why are we doing this?

Through curriculum enhancements, community partnerships, adult-driven environmental behavior changes, and student-driven initiatives, we will improve the school community’s sustainable practices, look to alternative forms of energy, conserve the resources we use, and reduce & recycle our waste.


More information to follow!




Learn about MAEOE and its Green Schools Program:

Green Schools Program

Application Requirements

Be a Part of Our Team! 

The 2024-2025 Green Team and Environmental Club need your help! Next year marks the beginning of the next application cycle for our Maryland Green Schools REcertification (March 2028). We will have 4 years to complete the same amount of work that we just did in 2 years! And, recertifications are permitted to build upon previous projects. So, much of the ground work is well underway. Below is a summary of the available positions that need to be filled. Please click here to see full job descriptions and to sign up.


  • Green Team Coordinator (4-year commitment)
  • Fundraising / Donations
  • Communications: Website, Social Media, Bulletin Board
  • 3 Co-Chairs, one for each of the 3 main Objectives (4-year commitment) 
  • Project Lead on one of 8 student-driven sustainable practices
  • At-Large Green Team members- help where needed
  • Environmental Club Leader
  • Parent helpers for EClub meetings

Sign Up to Be a Part of the Green Team


Prayer for the Environment

 Loving Creator God,

We give you thanks for the beauty of creation.

The earth is yours and you have commanded the wind and the seas.

We live in a world full of variety and richness.

Majestic mountains and forests to hike and relax in.

Deep blue lakes to swim in and fish.

Saltwater oceans to sail upon and surf.

We rejoice in the majesty of what we see around us.

Teach us to be responsible stewards of our world.

Remind us not to damage or pollute land or water with plastic waste

– and to leave our community spaces clean as we found them.

May we always be vigilant to protect the earth – for this is our home

– and home for future generations.

May we walk gently upon Mother Earth,


Green Partners and Resources 

Saint Peter's can't go green alone! Here are some of our partners that we've worked with and resources that we've used throughout our journey.


Green Center:

Black Hill Nature Center

Green Center:

Meadowside Nature Center


ADW Catholic Schools



ADW Office of Social Concerns

Community Partner:

Green Olney

Community Partner:

McDonnell Landscape





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