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This page is designed to make ED-Green Ribbon School resources easier to find. It is offered as a convenience for schools, teachers, parents and students. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness or effectiveness of outside resources. The inclusion of particular resources is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services. Many of the websites listed have useful resources in a number of categories and are listed in only one for brevity.

I. Reduced Environmental Impact and Cost

Energy and Water Efficiency

Alternative Transportation

Recycling and Waste Management

Green Computing

Building Design and Performance

Volunteers, Sponsors and Funds

II. Health and Wellness

Air Quality Preservation

Asthma and Sun Safety

Contaminant Management

Green Cleaning and Procurement

Physical Fitness


III. Environmental and Sustainability Education

Energy Conservation

Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Education

Assessing Sustainability Literacy

Hands-on Projects and challenges

Grants and Awards

Events and Awareness

Teacher Resources

Design and Architecture

Connecting to Outdoors

School Gardens and Landscape Management

Career and College Resources

Social Networks

Civic Engagement

IV. State Resources

The following are examples of some resources available through state-based green schools programs.

V. Regional and International Resources

The following are examples of resources available through regional and international green schools programs

VI. Post-secondary Resources

Please note:
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools is a federal recognition award and should not be confused with any green schools program conducted by non-governmental entities.

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Last Modified: 01/26/2015