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Green Schools Resources

Green SchoolsGreen Schools
is the first-ever museum exhibition dedicated to the greening of American schools. Featuring over 40 exemplary projects from new construction to rehabs to modular classrooms, the exhibition surveys the extraordinary breadth of green school design in the United States through sample building materials, photographs, video, and green products. Learn more about the projects featured and tackle some of your own with these resources.

Featured Schools

Learn more about the schools featured in the exhibition.

Green Schools Stories

Cleaning Up the Cleaning Industry
The director of custodial services for the Provo City School District in Provo, Utah speaks about his award-winning work at Dixon Middle School for which he and his team recently received the Best Cleaning Industry Environmental Program Award.

Sustainable School Design

Center for Green Schools (U.S. Green Building Council)

Collaborative for High Performance Schools

“Cutting-Edge, Green Modular Classrooms” (Modular Building Institute)

Green Ribbon Schools (U.S. Department of Education)

Healthy Schools Network

Living Building Challenge (Living Future Institute)

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


National Center for Safe Routes to School

Safe Passage Program (Chicago Public Schools)

Gardens, Nutrition & Exercise

DC Healthy Schools Act

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Growing Garden Teachers (DC Greens)

Growing Healthy Schools Week (DC)

HealthierUS School Challenge (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Let’s Move!

National Farm to School Network

Green Cleaning

Green Seal

Healthy Schools Campaign

Environmental Education

Center for Environmental Education

Eco-Schools USA (National Wildlife Federation)

Green Education Foundation

Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education

National Environmental Education Foundation

School of the Future Design Competition (Council of Educational Facility Planners International)

Worm Composting

Detailed PDF outlining the process of worm composting in the classroom from the California Department of Resources and Recycling.

The basics of setting up a classroom compost bin from the Cornell Waste Management Institute.

School-based Health Care

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care


Green Schools Press Preview

March 7, 2013

Sprout Space Time Lapse

March 3, 2013

Green Schools Images

January 3, 2013