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

How Schools Can Use American Rescue Act Funds

Five Guiding Principles to Ensure Healthy, Resilient Facilities and Reduce Energy Costs and Emissions

Did you know that outdoor education PD and infrastructure and HVAC upgrades are eligible for these funds?

Sustainability Institute for Educators

June 14 & 15, 2021

Sustainability Institute for Educators

The Interconnectedness of People, Animals, and Plants in our Shared Environment

The One Health Framework takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to finding solutions to the intertwined public health, environmental, and conservation challenges of the 21st century. Sessions will facilitate ways to incorporate this framework in all levels of education and instruction.

The institute is designed for K-12 and informal educators.

Flance Early Learning Center

Meet the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School from Missouri! This school centers health–of the students, families, the land, and the community–in everything they do. Check them out and be inspired!

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.

MGS Partner Network

Join us at 9am CST  |  May 13, 2021

to find out how you can play an active role in supporting Missouri’s schools in their greening efforts.

Register today!

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!

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 the 2020 U.S. Deptartment of Education Green Ribbon Schools from Missouri!

These schools exemplify what it means to be a green school, and we are proud they have achieved this distinction.

Parkway School District–Not One, but Two Sustainability Coordinators
Mary Institute Country Day School–Infusing Sustainability throughout the Curriculum, Buildings, and Landscape
Sunrise School–Leveraging Partnerships to Generate Momentum
Get the short story here or find each school’s full application in the GRS Honorees link below.