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

MGS Honors Six Missouri Schools

Congratulations to the 6 Missouri Schools who earned Sprout Level, you are setting the stage for longterm success!

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.

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?

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.

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.