Our application documents include complete instructions, a cover sheet, and a detailed application template that you will use to assemble your Green Schools application.  Please carefully read the application instructions and follow all directions in the template to write, assemble, and submit your application.

2019-20 Green Schools Application Documents

Steps to apply:  

    • Attend an Introductory Workshop: Before you can submit your application, someone from your school must attend a free Green Schools Workshop (this is mandatory for all new applicants). These in-person workshops are held in the fall each year. They will provide an overview of the program and give you the basic information you’ll need to help your school take successful steps towards sustainability. To get started, register for a  FREE in-person workshop.
    • Form a Green Team at your school. Assess where you currently are based on the rubric, and plan new green initiatives. Your entire school should work to implement and document these initiatives throughout the year.
    • Write and assemble your application. Work with your team to write and document your green schools activities to assemble your application.  The major components of the application include:
      • Green Schools Application Template (Parts A, B, & C)
        • Part A - A copy of your completed Cover Sheet signed by the principal, SAC chair (if applicable), and two lead teachers (Cover Sheet form is included in Application Instructions)
        • Part B - A one-paragraph introduction to your school
        • Part C - Detailed descriptions and documentation of your school's green activities for each rubric indicator
      • Six high-quality photos showcasing your school's green activities
    • Submit your application on the Green Schools website.  Follow the directions to submit your application and photo files. 

2019-20 Applications are due on Thursday, March 5, 2020!

  • Please note, if your school is currently recognized as a Green School of Promise, Quality or Excellence, you are not required to attend a Green Schools Recognition Program Workshop. However, you are still required to submit an application each year to maintain your Green Schools status and to give notice to Lauren Butcher ( of your school’s intent to apply. An email will be sent in December requesting your intent to apply.

 For more information about the Green Schools Recognition Program, please contact Lauren Butcher at or (561) 686-6600.