What is a green school?
Green schools strive to achieve success in three pillars. Over 60 organizations in the United States and abroad use these pillars to describe their work on green schools, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program.
Reduce environmental impacts & costs
Case study: Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Improve occupants' health & performance
Case study: Learning Gate Community School
Increase sustainability literacy
Case study: Adlai E Stevenson High School
Why green schools?
Successful green schools are better for students, teachers, and communities. They teach students how to lead a changing world, and they support student understanding by modeling sustainable behavior through green operations and building practices.