What is a green school?

According to the Center for Green Schools, a green school is about more than curriculum, more than programming and more than bricks and mortar. It’s a school that supports sustainability and includes a learning experience that will prepare students to lead the world toward a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable future.

Green schools embrace three pillars by: reducing environmental impacts, increasing occupant health and well-being, and increasing environmental and sustainability literacy for all students.

Reduce environmental impacts & costs | Improve occupants' health & performance | Increase sustainability literacy

These three pillars are the measurable success metrics for green schools, and they make a real impact on both sustainability and individual student and teacher health.

Learn more about the three pillars at the Centre for Green Schools


Green schools are healthy, high-performance learning environments for both students and staff that feature: