Carmel Clay Schools was selected a 2023 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee.
This award acknowledges Carmel Clay Schools’ commitment to sustainable practices and our leadership in school facilities, health, and sustainability learning.
Organic Community Garden
The CCS Green Team has collaborated with Carmel Clay Schools to create an organic community garden, open to Carmel residents and CCS employees. The garden is located on the grounds of Carmel Middle School at 300 South Guilford. The space is intended for public gardening, education, and community fellowship.
The Carmel Clay Schools Green Team comprises a group of parents and staff at each of our 15 school buildings who have a passion for encouraging habits and initiatives that support and protect the Earth and promote an eco-friendly lifestyle. These teams build awareness of green initiatives and sustainability practices into school culture. Teacher representatives from each building meet six times during the school year to discuss initiatives and share ideas for education and community action at each school. Students on the Green Teams develop awareness campaigns for their peers and sponsor schoolwide events.