Kansas Green Schools

Eco-Schools USA has partnered with the Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE), Kansas Green Schools Network and Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! to nationally recognize schools in Kansas for their achievements in ‘greening’ their school buildings and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating environmental education into their curricula.

Through this partnership, schools already pursuing recognition through the Kansas Green Schools of Excellence program will now be eligible for automatic recognition at the national level through both the Eco-Schools USA and PLT GreenSchools! programs.

Participating schools will have access to a wealth of resources, including supplementary hands-on activities and lesson plans, investigative studies and equipment, teacher professional development and grant opportunities to improve their school—indoors and outdoors—and save their school money. This partnership helps more schools start on the path to providing a more healthy and safe learning environment for students and staff, as well as grow students’ interest and academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Partnership Benefits

For Kansas Green Schools of Excellence Participants:

  • Recognition through Eco-Schools USA & PLT GreenSchools!
  • New academic resources to enhance programming
  • National partnership opportunities (including potential funding)
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Informational webinars

For Eco-Schools USA Participants in Kansas:

  • Recognition through Kansas Green Schools of Excellence & PLT GreenSchools!
  • Access to Kansas place-based resources
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Local and regional partnership opportunities (including potential funding)
  • Informational webinars

>> Visit Kansas Green School's of Excellence website, and PLT GreenSchools! website to learn more about these programs

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Green Ribbon Schools
Dept of Education 

The U.S. Department of Education announced in April 2011 the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. Click here to learn more!