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Celebrate The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. thirty years of environmental education serving The Woodlands area. 


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Our Board of Directors

Paul Nelson


Rob Dushek

Vice President

Kathie Herrick


Steve Gorman


Maryann Braid


John Geiger

Director ex officio

Carolyn Newman


Beth Verghese


Debra Wymore


Major Accomplishments
  • Launched Recycling in The Woodlands which is now included as part of community services

  • Earth Day Festival co-organizer held annually starting in 1990 with hands-on activities and booths focused on protecting our natural environment for future generations 

  • Promoted a Health-E House, which focused on non-toxic solutions for home and garden that are safer for the environment

  • Promoted recycling by expanding recycling opportunities beyond curbside at public events, swim meets, July 4th parade, triathons, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore

  • An early sponsor (2004 to present) of Habitat for Humanity's Restore in Conroe (now located at 9407 TX-242, Conroe, TX 77385)

  • Initiated Mosquito Monitoring Project with Montgomery County in 2004, including funding for any intern to study the project

  • Initiated Christmas Tree Recycling Projects in 1989 to use trees for fish habitats in lakes, Gulf Coast erosion barriers, and compost in residents' yards and community parks - now organized by the Community Associations.

  • Initiated the annual Ecology Button Contests in 1991, a school environmental design contest

  • Organized The Woodlands Water Fest: Water is Life in May 1996



Current Initiatives
  • Sponsors the Buy Recycled Boutique - providing markets for recycled products and demonstrating closing loop through sale of products made with recycled materials. 

  • Provides GREEN Scholarships to The Woodlands area high school seniors (applications for 2018 now available)

  • Services the community as our Local Environmental Information Network

  • Sponsors Walk in the Woods Lecture Series launched in 2000, a popular program that spotlights the diversity of nature in our backyards

  • GREEN Student Ambassadors initiated in the Fall of 2005

  • Walk to School program sponsor since 2002

  • Feed the Dragon Village Challenges provided annually since 1990, a community-wide competition that emphasizes a recycling or conservation goal

Annual Meeting! 
The Woodlands GREEN
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Accomplishments for the
2019-2020 Program Year
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The meeting included the following:

At the annual meeting:

  • Announce Annual Scholarship Winners

  • Recognize Winners of the Water Wise Village Challenge

  • Review Accomplishments during the last year

  • Highlight our Library Funds Donations

  • Recognize our Strategic Partners

  • Recipient of Ruggles Green Grand Opening Fundraiser, 2014

  • Community Association of The Woodlands Volunteer of the Year, 2004

  • Recycling Alliance of Texas, Close the Loop Award, 2004

  • Prudential Community Champions Award, 1997 and 2001

  • Wal-Mart Grant, Texas Recycles Day, 2001

  • Wal-Mart Grant for Make a Difference Day, 1998

  • Entergy Environmental Education Grant, 1995, 1996

  • EPA Environmental Education Grant Recipient in 1995 to establish a Water Resource Education Center

  • National Recycling Coalition

  • State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

  • Citizen's Environmental Coalition

  • The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce​​

Annual Meeting & Celebration

The Woodlands GREEN

Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:00 pm

Scholarships, Village Awards, Library Donations, and More.
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality e.g. the San Jacinto River Clean-up

  • Houston-Galveston Area Regional Council

  • Houston Environmental Foresight

  • Representation at environmental expos

  • 5-state EPA Region VI Environmental Education Conference "Sharing Our Vision"

  • Houston Corporate Recycling Council Business Environmental Expo

  • Texas Environmental Expo sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Business/ Governmental Partnerships:
  • The Woodlands Township

  • Kroger Signature Store Neighbor to Neighbor Program

  • The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency

  • Entergy/Gulf States Utilities