How to make our schools greener and healthier places for our kids. Case studies, guides, tips for parents.
Build Green Schools connects parents, teachers, students, administrators and concerned citizens to the resources they need to advocate for healthy, environmentally friendly, nurturing schools.
Green Flags schools, air quality, IPM, non-toxic products, kids, recycling...
Connecticut Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools working for pollution free schools in Connecticut
RSP assists Saint Louis County schools by supporting recycling programs, promoting purchase of recycled content products, and providing innovative lessons in math, science, social studies and communication arts related to the study of sold waste.
Green Schools for You (Global Learning)
Saves schools money on energy costs and strengthens academic learning by showing the relevance of science and math and by teaching about energy and links between energy efficiency, the environment, and finances.
The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation working with schools and networks that is dedicated to education for sustainable living. The Center is a pioneer in providing tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K"“12 education. It administers a grant program and donor-advised funds,...
Action for Nature is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young people to take personal action to improve the environment and make this world a better place for humans and nature.
Eco-Schools is a program for environmental management and certification, and sustainable development education, for schools.
A non-governmental and non-profit organisation aiming to promote sustainable development through environmental education (formal school education, training of staff and general awareness raising).
Stimulating and nurturing eco-friendly educational programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Sustainable School Buildings
Case studies, index of schools gone solar (USA + International), solar data monitoring systems, ...
Interactive courses on this site are offered free of charge as a public benefit for design and engineering professionals specializing in sustainable design for K-12 schools. High performance school design integrates day lighting, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.
With an initial extra cost of just 5-10%, energy use will be 60% or more below that of similar, conventional buildings.
Green Education Publications
Green Teacher is a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels.
Eco Education for Schools
Carbon science researchers and secondary school teachers invite young people to learn about local and global impacts of climate change, explore scientific research on the topic and act locally to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
National environmental health organization that does research, information, education, coalition-building, and advocacy to ensure that every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.
California Safe Schools
California Safe Schools is an organization with resources on safety, health and environmental topics for the school and in the community.
Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
Protecting children against environmental threats to health.
Green Children Programs
Environmental education curriculum by mail and online for free at Kids for Saving Earth. Environmental education on conservation, endangered species, rainforests, forests, toxic waste sites, health issues, ecological concerns and much more is covered on this website. Earth day should be every day!
The Green Squad teaches kids about the relationship between their schools and environmental and health issues. The site is designed primarily for students in fifth through eighth grade, but also offers information for younger and older students as well as parents and teachers.
Young Reporters for the Environment is a program of the Foundation for Environmental Education designed for secondary school pupils and teachers. Each group must define its own investigation project about a local environmental issue (which topic, which activities, which production).
High Performance Schools
Our mission is to maximize the number of high performance schools built in New Hampshire over the next decade. Studies conducted in California, Colorado, and Washington schools confirmed an anticipated correlation between certain attributes of high performance schools and student performance.
DesignShare is a directory of educational facility planning resources, and home to the DesignShare School Design Awards. Search DesignShares Interactive Map of Award-winning projects, plans, and teams in the worlds most comprehensive database of innovative learning environments.
Commercial Alert's mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.
Gardening for Children at School, Farming, Green Schoolyards
Kids gardening explores gardening resources for family, teachers and beginner or experienced gardeners.
Farm to School programs are popping up all over the U.S. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers.
San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance envisions a future in which each schoolyard operates in concert with its neighborhood and local ecology to foster higher academic achievement, increased environmental stewardship, creativity and community building.
EcoSchool Design™ seeks to assist schools, and those who care about them, in transforming paved schoolyards into vibrant ecosystems for outdoor learning.
The Edible Schoolyard
The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.
California School Garden Network
A non-profit whose partners represent a variety of state agencies,private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to the mission of creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California.
(National Wildlife Federation)
The Campus Ecology program of the National Wildlife Federation promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing education events.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.