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Waste Reduction Challenge

1st Annual Dunedin Green Scene School Challenge applications are now available!
All Dunedin public students are eligible for the waste reduction challenge. This can be a class, club, individual, or school-wide challenge. Students from the same school level compete against each other. Levels include: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).

Click here for the Waste Reduction Challenge Application Form

Eligibility: All Dunedin public school students.

What is the Challenge? Reducing waste! 

March 17th, 2020 - Deadline for completed challenge. Form is due to nhenley@dunedinfl,net
April 16th, 2020 - Awards will be presented during  the Dunedin Commission Meeting as part of Earth Day Festivities. The awards presentation has been POSTPONED from the April 16th, 2020 Commission Meeting.

Awards: The winner of each school level will receive $100 for the team or individual. Three awards will be given: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. 

Contact: For more information, please contact Dunedin's Sustainability Coordinator, Natalie Gass.
727-298-3215  x1324  or 



Hope for the Future Challenge

Hope for the Future applications are now available!  The Florida Gulf Coast waters have recently been declared a "Hope Spot" and the City of Dunedin is the "Home City!"  A Hope Spot is a special place that is critical to the health of the oceans, and the oceans are critical to the health of the planet.  The Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot is a place that deserves our attention.

All students enrolled in a Dunedin School are eligible to participate. This can be a class, club, individual, or school-wide challenge. Students from the same school level compete against each other. Levels include: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12).

Click here for the application

What is the Challenge? Submit the most creative solution to keep our Hope Spot healthy! 

Eligibility: All Pinellas county school students (public, private, charter, etc) within 5 distinct areas (Dunedin included!) are eligible.

Deadline Extension: New deadline TBD - Submissions received by previously set deadline of April 30th, 2020 will have a chance to win an "early bird award. Projects must be submitted online.  See instructions in the Application form above.  Awards will be presented by the end of the school year.  Time and Location TBD. 

Awards: This is a multi-city challenge and a great opportunity for Dunedin to live up to the designation of Hope Spot Home City!  Three $100 awards will be given to students or teams in the City of Dunedin.  Schools and teachers that elect to participate will also be publicly recognized and have the chance to win one of three $100 prizes.  See application form for details.

More information about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot can be found here.

Contact: For more information, please contact Blue-Green Connections at


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School Recycling Programs

Does your school need a recycling program? Contact Natalie Gass, Dunedin's Sustainability Program Coordinator: 727-298-3215   x1324  or