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Missouri Green Schools helps schools set, achieve, and recognize environmental sustainability, health and learning goals. It is a joint project of:

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US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

In the state of Missouri, Missouri Green Schools (MGS) serves as the conduit for the U.S Department of Education Green Ribbon School (ED-GRS) Award. Both MGS and ED-GRS are aligned with and recognize schools for their achievements across all three "pillars" of a green school:

    1) reduced environmental impacts and costs;
    2) improved health and wellness of schools, students and staff;
    3) effective environmental and sustainability education.

2019 ED-GRS Deadlines

Submission Opens: November 15, 2020

State Submission Deadline: January 6, 2020

USED Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020

Announcement: May 15, 2020 (tentative)

Ceremony: September 18, 2020 (tentative)

Getting Nominated for ED-GRS

You must enroll in Missouri Green Schools to be eligible for ED-GRS. Learn about the steps to ED-GRS nomination here.