Green Schoolyards Checklist & Tools
Green Schoolyards is one of the seven Environmental Pathways you can choose towards gaining recognition as a Green Star School. These efforts may also help you qualify for recognition as a state or federal Green Ribbon School.
Use the checklists, audit tools, action project ideas, and lesson plans to engage your students, teachers, parents, and staff in greening your schoolyard and play areas, creating a school garden, and tracking progress at your school. These files are downloadable MS-Word and Excel files.
Green Schoolyard Checklist - This checklist includes action project ideas for students, staff, teachers, and facility and operations managers, as well as links to lesson plans for outdoor learning and garden curricula, professional development opportunities, and more.
Green Schoolyard Audit Tool (Elementary)Check out our "How to do Hands-on Audits" page for more information on engaging your students of all ages in doing environmental audits of your school campus.
Use some of these simple on-line calculators from our Environmental Footprint Calculators page to track your progress.
We also have many other resources on our "Gardens and Food" page.