About Green Teams

What is a Green Team?

A Green Team is a group of volunteers that work to improve environmentally responsible stewardship practices such as recycling, waste reduction, and environmentally responsible purchasing practices in their own place of work or school. The Green Team program provides guidelines, ideas, information, and tools to help you implement these practices.

By implementing this program in your school or office, you will be helping Kansas to lead by example and increase emphasis on responsible stewardship practices, which promote energy conservation, pollution prevention, resource conservation, and economic development.


The Green Team program began with a question asked by one state employee. “Why aren’t we recycling this?” From this question grew the idea of creating a program for government offices to lead by example in responsible stewardship practices, like waste reduction, recycling, and environmentally responsible purchasing. And so the Green Team project was born.

Today the program has grown to include schools, businesses, and local units of government. Additionally, all 101 state agencies and their satelite offices around the state are now participating. The program has already generated thousands of dollars in disposal fee saving and recycling revenue for the State of Kansas.

What's Next?

We plan to continue working to expand the program to schools, businesses and local units of governments.