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Green & Healthy Schools

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Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin empowers, supports and recognizes schools for nurturing healthy kids and sustainable communities. Participating schools may reduce environmental impacts and costs, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental and sustainability literacy.

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is administered through a partnership with the DNR, the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. The initiative program provides information, resources and support for all school staff, community members and others interested in green and healthy initiatives and activities for Wisconsin's public and private schools.

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin recognizes achievement in nine focus areas:

  • Community involvement
  • Energy
  • Environmental and sustainability education
  • Environmental health
  • Health and wellness
  • Recycling and waste management
  • School site
  • Transportation
  • Water

For Wisconsin schools and school districts wishing to be recognized as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is the path to the nomination. Completed reports & are due by December 1 of the academic year in which a school or district seeks nomination.