Eco-Schools USA Awards

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Once a school has registered as an Eco-Schools USA and implemented the Seven Steps, they can apply for an Eco-Schools award on their school's personalized dashboard. There are three levels of the award system: BronzeSilver and the prestigious Green Flag. The Bronze and Silver awards are self-assessed, and can be achieved by meeting specific criteria and then submitting the on-line award form. The top award is the Green Flag, which must be evaluated by an Eco-Schools USA assessor and renewed every two years. A school is considered to be a permanent Eco-School once it has gained its fourth Green Flag, as we feel a school's culture has changed to included sustainability as a binding thread of its fabric, as important as academics and student safety. 

The criteria making up each of the Seven Steps are assigned point values, and are outlined in the Seven Step Framework section of the handbook. As each step is completed, points are accumulated toward an award. The points required to reach each award level are outlined below.

 

Awards


The handbook has a step-by-step summary to assist you in getting the awards process started, including award criteria broken down for each of the Seven Steps, along with specific directions to apply for the Bronze, Silver, Green Flag and Green Flag renewal.  We have also put together an Eco-Schools USA Toolkit to accompany the Handbook, where you will find our most commonly used forms, including the award criteria documents and checklists


 

Eco-Schools USA Handbook 2016 from National Wildlife Federation


Green Flag Schools

Eco-Schools USA has been privileged to award Eco-Schools’ highest honor, the Green Flag, to the following U.S schools who’ve made significant and measurable changes impacting the environmental sustainability, both within the school and throughout the larger community.

 

2016

Academe of the Oaks
Crystal River Primary School
Clark Fork School
Highlands Ranch High School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Concord Hill School
Eastside Memorial High School, Johnston Campus
Flint Hill Elementary (2nd Green Flag)
Lanier Middle School (2nd Green Flag)
Ps 69Q - The School of Cultural and Performing Art
St. Andrews School
Whitehouse School
Woodcliff Middle School

2015

Belvedere Elementary School
Briargrove Elementary School
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School
Centreville Elementary School  
Charles F. Patton Middle School  
Chesterbrook Elementary  
Daniels Run Elementary  
Eisenhower High School  
Fox Creek Elementary  
Franklin Sherman Elementary  
Haycock Elementary  
Longfellow Middle School  
Ps333 Manhattan School for Children  
Mary Rieke Elementary  
McFatter Technical Center  
Old Trail School  Wildlife Station
Pioneer Elementary School  
Ps166 The Richard Rodgers School  
Ps69x  
Rocky Run Middle School  
Sand Creek Elementary   
Sedalia Elementary  
Small Green Tech Academy  
Spectrum Charter School  
Unity Charter School
William Annin Middle School


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What Is Eco-Schools USA?
Eco-Schools USA is a holistic, green school program that
  • greens the school building
  • greens the school grounds
  • greens the curriculum and student experience

NWF is working to recruit thousands of K-12 public, private and charter schools across the United States to become a part of the Eco-Schools USA program.  Learn more about Eco-Schools USA.

Green Flag Schools
Green Flag Award Winners

Check out our past Green Flag Awardees. Their hard work and dedication to the environment is inspiring.

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