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!
Missouri Green Schools takes a wholistic approach in goal setting and implementing changes in schools.
Green Schools strive to:
This is accomplished through:
Generating Whole School Sustainability
Sister & 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?