Green Schools
Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education

The Maryland Green Schools Program (MDGS) is an award-winning program founded in 1999 which has certified 450 Green Schools.The Program’s goals are to enrich education by integrating hands-on, inquiry-based instruction to empower youth to practically apply knowledge at school, home and in their communities to reduce pollution, decrease waste, increase habitat, limit carbon emissions, as well as create healthy learning and living environments. 

Massachusetts Green Schools
Green Schools Inc

Green Schools, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts which develops and distributes resources that help students, schools, and communities engage the next generation of environmental leaders. 

Green Schools
Massachusetts School Building Authority

The MSBA’s Green Schools Program provides incentives to a district to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability for new construction and major renovation/addition projects, using either the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools or the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools criteria.

Kentucky Green Schools
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) and the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC)

KGS is a joint program of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) and the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC). All grade levels of Kentucky public or private schools are invited to join KGS!  Schools are recognized for their efforts through award door plates, certificates, flags, and the invitation to present at KAEE’s annual Outdoor Learning Symposium. 

Kansas Green Schools Program
Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education

Through a partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Green Schools Program was established in 2008.  Through Kansas Green Schools, teachers, administrators, students and parents can:

  • Network with other green schools in Kansas
  • Apply for grant funding to support efforts to green your school while greening your curriculum
  • Find resources for your green school efforts
  • Learn about training and conference opportunities for professional development
  • Apply for a designation as an official "Kansas Green School" ( COMING SOON!)
  • Find local partners to work with your school on your green efforts

Pollution Prevention for Schools
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Pollution prevention (P2) is any activity—including the use of materials, processes, or practices—that reduces or eliminates the creation of pollutants or waste at the source. Instead of trying to manage the wastes or pollutants through treatment or disposal methods, P2 aims to prevent the initial generation or reduce the toxicity of wastes and pollutants such as hazardous waste, air pollutants, solid waste, wastewater, etc.

Kokua Hawai'i Foundation
Kokua Hawai'i Foundation

The Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi Their  mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. 

EE in Georgia
Environmental Education in Georgia

The goal of is to build statewide capacity for environmental education by providing EE lesson plans based on Georgia’s curriculum standards, a searchable directory of Georgia's EE organizations and the resources they offer, a statewide calendar of EE events, EE news, and easy-to-access facts about Georgia's environment. 

Green Schools
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Encouraging and implementing environmentally friendly practices at schools is important and can be done in a variety of ways. Whether it is retrofitting an older building with new green technologies, starting a recycling program, implementing green cleaning or packing a waste-free lunch, parents, students, teachers and administrators can all play a role.

California Green Schools Initiative
Green Schools Initiative

The Green Schools Initiative works to transform schools into models of sustainability for communities, engaging youth in hands-on, inquiry-based learning and action to improve the health and sustainability of facilities and operations.They advocate for policies, action plans, and professional development that foster high performance, cost-efficient, and academically excellent schools.

California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education

The California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (AEOE) is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving outdoor and environmental educators in California, USA. AEOE's mission is to support and inspire educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment, especially through direct experience outdoors.

Arizona Children`s Environmental Health Program: Green Schools
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Green Schools are environmentally healthy schools. They provide healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, resource efficient, water efficient, and safe environments for our children. Information provided are resources to help you learn about Green Schools, what they are and their benefits. It is information you can use to design, build, and maintain healthy schools for our children.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange K12 Resources
Department of Energy

This page provides a list of wind energy curricula and teaching materials for elementary, middle school, and high school students that can bring wind energy into the classroom.

Topics in School Environmental Health: Overview of State Laws
Environmental Law Institute

A resource for public officials, advocates and others interested in strengthening state policies
to create healthy school environments that support learning and academic achievement.

Department of Energy: Facility Energy Decision System
Department of Energy

The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings.

  • Models energy and cost performance of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, motors, plug loads, building shell, and hot water systems, plus central plants and thermal loops.
  • Calculates energy consumption and electrical demand for each technology, end use, building, and the entire campus or installation.
  • Evaluates thousands of candidate energy efficiency options via a site optimized life-cycle cost minimization process.
  • Reports investment requirements, net present value, and payback period, plus pre- and post-retrofit energy consumption and costs, and air emissions impacts including greenhouse gases.

Department of Energy / Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR for K-12 School Districts
Department of Energy

Energy strategies created for schools, buildings, and plants. This program aims to help businesses and schools build energy programs, improve energy performance, educate communities, and earn recognition.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Energy Basics
Department of Energy

The basics about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies: learn how they work, what they're used for, and how they can improve our lives, homes, businesses, and industries.

Buildings Industry Transportation and Electricity (BITES) Scenarios
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios (BITES) Tool is a scenario-based tool for analyzing how changes in energy demand and supply by economic sector can impact carbon dioxide emissions. BITES permits the rapid screening and exploration of energy options and technologies that can lead to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and reductions in oil dependence.