How to Green Your School
Build a Team Positive change often begins with a great team, and that’s where we suggest you start. Your Green Team can be a uniting and visionary force, and can have a ripple effect throughout the community. You and your students can create an action plan, inspire others, and celebrate a healthier, more sustainable school in just a few months.
Make a Plan Activities should be grounded in the passions and interests of teachers and students so tasks don't feel forced on people. The action plan could promote a zero waste reduce-and-recycle program; nontoxic cleaning materials; global warming reductions through energy conservation; or a school garden. It’s all about reducing your school’s environmental footprint and engaging students to take action at school, at home, and in their communities.
We’ve developed some great resources to help get you started:
- Learn more about why greening is great for learning and leadership in "Why Green Schools?"
- Read the articles in the Issues pages for specific ideas and actions on specific topics - Sustainability, Purchasing, Toxics, Gardens and Food.
- Visit our Take Action and Action Alerts pages for other specific actions and advocacy beyond your school