Missouri Green Schools

Missouri Green Schools

What is a Green School? Check out last year's Missouri Green Schools, Missouri Green Ribbon Schools and US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools -

What is the Missouri Green Schools program?

  • Missouri Green Schools (MGS) helps schools assess their achievements in environmental sustainability, health, and learning, and recognizes and honors those achievements.
  • Schools that achieve at a high level are eligible for nomination for US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition.

Why should a school consider becoming a Missouri Green School?

  • Green Schools typically show greater student engagement, reduced disciplinary issues, and increased performance on standardized tests.*
  • Green Schools typically show greater teacher satisfaction.*
  • Green Schools can save several times the costs of green improvements in increased efficiency and productivity.*


How can a school get started on becoming a Missouri Green School?

Start by reviewing this checklist to see how many things you are already doing. Then:

  • Set up a team that includes a teacher, a student, an administrator, a facilities person and a health person. 
  • Set some goals  for your school for the next year.
  • Sign up at https://meea.wufoo.com/forms/m1dbdvin0zbarhh/, we will be in touch to see how we can help.
  • Download the nomination form and start filling it in!



2017 Missouri Green Ribbon Schools

In 2017 three Missouri Schools were honored for their accomplishments in
sustainability, health and environmental literacy
by the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Program.

Maplewood Richmond Heights M.S., McKelvey Elementary, Parkway North H.S.

Check out the 2017 US DoE Green Ribbon Schools Honorees from Missouri

Check out Missouri's 2017 Nominees and Honorable Mentions for US DoE Green Ribbon Schools







Missouri Green Schools is a program of the Missouri Environmental Education Association in partnership with

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Green Schools program coordinates nominations to the US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program