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Missouri Green Schools helps schools set, achieve, and recognize environmental sustainability, health and learning goals. It is a joint project of:

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US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school using these three pillars: 1) reduced environmental impacts and costs; 2) improved health and wellness of schools, students and staff; and 3) effective environmental and sustainability education.

2019 GRS Deadlines

Submission Opens: November 15, 2018

State Submission Deadline: January 5, 2019

USED Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Announcement: May 15, 2019 (tentative)

Ceremony: September 18, 2019 (tentative)

Becoming a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (USED GRS) is a two-step process. The first step is to complete a nomination form to be selected as a nominee by the eligible nominating authority in your state. In Missouri the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MO DESE) is the nominating authority. However, MO DESE has designated the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) to handle the nomination process.


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