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Eco-Schools USA Awards

Once a school has registered with 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.

Alder Ave MS Eco School

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.

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.

View the entire Eco-Schools USA Handbook 2017

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.


Eastside Memorial Early College High School (2nd Green Flag)
Flint Hill Elementary (3rd Green Flag)
Great Seneca Creek Elementary
Guilford Elementary School
J. C. Parks Elementary School
Joyce Kilmer School
Lanier Middle School (3rd Green Flag)
Madison Elementary School
McKinney Byrd Academy
Parkview School
Sarasota Military Academy Prep
St. Rose Of Lima School
Unity Charter School
Windsor Hills Elementary School


Broadneck High School
Center for Young Children (2nd Green Flag)
Centreville Elementary School (3rd Green Flag)
Discovery Elementary School 
Duarte Marti School No. 28 
Egg Harbor Township High School 
Emalea Warner Elementary School
Essex County Vocational Technical School 
Forwood Elementary
Franklin Sherman Elementary (2nd Green Flag)
Frost Middle School 
George C. Marshall High School 
George L. Catrambone Elementary School 
Green Tech Academy at Small Middle School (2nd Green Flag);
G.W. Carver
Holland Township School 
Long Branch Middle School 
Mary Rieke Elementary School (3rd Green Flag)
MS 126 John Ericsson
PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont Elementary School 
PS 34 Oliver H Perry
Patton Elementary School
Piney Point Elementary School
Princeton Day School 
PS 110 The Monitor School 
Rachel Carson Middle School 
Spectrum Charter School (2nd Green Flag)
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Wildflower Open Classroom 
Woodlawn School


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)
Lake Anne Elementary School (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


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
Pioneer Elementary School
Ps166 The Richard Rodgers School
Rocky Run Middle School
Sand Creek Elementary
Sedalia Elementary
Small Green Tech Academy
Spectrum Charter School
Unity Charter School
William Annin Middle School


Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Bluff Park Elementary School
Castle Rock Elementary School
Center for Young Children
Earths Magnet School
Flint Hill Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Jitta Bug Learning Center
Lake Anne Elementary School
Maspeth High School
NYC iSchool
Ps 154 Q
Ps 29
Savannah Country Day School
The Brooklyn New School/Ps146
The Evergreen School
The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes
Three Bridges School


Alder Ave Middle School
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Copper Mesa Elementary School
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Gwin Elementary
Ps 154 Q
Ps 57
Sacred Heart High School for Girls
Villa Academy


Academy for Global Citizenship
Aspen Elementary School
Centerville Elementary School
Churchill Road Elementary School
Flagstone Elementary School
Mary Rieke Elementary School
Skyview Junior High School
Sleepy Hollow Middle School
Unity Charter School


Boston Latin School
Lanier Middle School
Savannah Country Day School

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