What we do

Through our educational resources, professional learning networks, and industry-recognized tools, we equip supporters to educate students about global sustainability and deepen learning by acting in their communities.

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Inspire impact

We connect volunteers and green school advocates worldwide.
Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers participate in the global Green Apple Day of Service to make our schools healthier, more sustainable places to learn. Through the Global Coalition for Green Schools, we unite organizations working toward a shared global vision. The Center also hosts the annual Green Schools Conference & Expo to connect green schools advocates nationwide.

We recognize those who have made significant strides in the green schools movement.
The U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools award honors educational institutions and school districts demonstrating leadership in green schools. The Green Strides web portal, powered by the Center, connects schools with free and public resources.

Our annual Best of Green Schools announcement celebrates schools, districts, individuals and communities for their green schools efforts.


Educate school staff

We advance sustainability and environmental literacy
The Learning Lab online education platform provides hundreds of STEM-based, sustainability lessons and training for K-12 teachers.

The Green Classroom Professional (GCP) Certificate program provides preK-12 educators and staff with the knowledge to identify what supports healthy and sustainable learning spaces.

We facilitate whole school sustainability
The Center convenes a network for sustainability professionals who work at school systems across the country and supports the advancement of their work through the Green Schools Fellowship and Scholarship Programs as well as regular webcasts and an annual summit. If you would like to join this network please contact us.


Publish research and best practices

We partner with leading thinkers and researchers to understand how best to improve policies, programs and practices that accelerate green schools for all students. Visit our resources page to access dozens of these reports, toolkits, case studies, trainings and other educational content published by the Center and a number of our partner organizations.

For specific research requests, please contact us.

professional networks

Connect to professional networks

We train and convene networks of peers to learn from each other and further their work to create green schools for all students.