Missouri Green Schools helps schools set, achieve, and recognize environmental sustainability, health and learning goals.

MGS Honors 17 Missouri Schools

Congratulations to the 17 Missouri Schools who earned Sprout, Seedling, and Sapling Level. Your commitment to green and healthy practices are an inspiration!

2022 US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

Meet the 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Honorees from Missouri! These schools have excelled in improving Health and Wellness, reducing their Environmental Impact, and incorporating place-based education. Learn more!

Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Open!

Applications Open Now!

Two openings left for our MGS Support VISTAs. Volunteer In Service To America, 30 hours a week, for one year.

Join our Partner Network today!

Join our Partner Network to support schools on the green journeys! All groups who work to improve health and wellness, reduce environmental impact, or increase environmental literacy are welcome!

MGS Seeking Pilot Schools

Missouri Green Schools is a free tracking and recognition program designed to help PreK-12 schools in Missouri improve the health and wellness of students and staff, reduce environmental impact, and incorporate environmental and sustainability education.

Become a Green School: Start by exploring here.

Missouri Green Schools provides the tools and resources for schools to set and track environmental, health, and sustainability education goals that lead to recognition and cost savings for a wellness focused future. Since 2016, Missouri Green Schools has partnered with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to nominate Missouri schools for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award. In 2020, Missouri Green Schools began its pilot phase as a state-level recognition program! Learn more about our levels of recognition here!

About the Program

Who, what, where, how and more!


See who has won in past years.

Getting Started

Enrolling and tracking tool details.


Regional Partner Network, Support Programs and Project ideas!

Missouri Green Schools takes a wholistic approach in goal setting and implementing changes in schools.

Green Schools strive to:

Strive To

This is accomplished through:


Generating Whole School Sustainability

Three Pillars

Sister & Support Programs

Sister and Support Programs

Congratulations to 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Honoree, Flance Early Learning Center!

Flance Early Learning Center in St. Louis has been recognized nationally as a Green Ribbon School for their amazing work in reducing environmental impact, infusing environmental education, and improving the health and wellness of their students and staff.

This school exemplifies what it means to be a green school, and we are proud they have achieved this distinction.

Want to see how Flance, and other Missouri schools, have achieved this honor? Interested in becoming a Green Ribbon School?