The Center for Green Schools and Green Schools National Network are excited to partner again to copresent the Best of Green Schools Awards.
The Best of Green Schools Awards celebrate the hard work being done-by people, schools, campuses and organizations-to push the green schools movement forward. View the 2023 finalists to get inspired for this year's award ceremony.
The 2024 winners will be congratulated at the in-person 2024 Green Schools Conference, to be held March 5-7, 2024, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Green Schools Conference brings together everyone involved in creating and advocating for green schools, with a focus on those leading their schools and school systems toward whole-school sustainability, and it is the perfect place to honor our awardees.
If you or someone you know has made an impact in advancing green schools during the 2022-2023 school year, submit an award nomination by 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 17.
After you submit your nomination, sign up to receive email updates about the conference in Santa Fe so that you can see (or receive!) an award at the ceremony.
Categories and criteria
The awards include individual awards, organizational awards and awards for initiatives/events.
Ambassador: Recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in partnering with schools to promote sustainability in K-12 classroom settings and have engaged community organizations to create systemic change to strengthen the green schools movement and create a more sustainable future
K-12 Educator: Recognizing K-12 educators who have demonstrated a commitment to imparting sustainability knowledge, skills and values to their students
Policy Maker: Recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in promoting policies at the local, state or federal level that support the necessary systemic change to ensure that all children can attend a green school
School District Champion: Recognizing school staff members working at the district level who have demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting greener and healthier K-12 schools and who are leaders in their communities
Student Leader: Recognizing K-12 students who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in promoting improvements to their schools and communities
Business Leader: Recognizing private-sector organizations and individuals who have made substantial contributions in advancing the green schools movement
K-12 School: Recognizing schools that have consistently modeled exemplary green school practices and shared what they have learned with external communities
Michelle Curreri Collaborator Award: Recognizing organizations and governmental agencies that have made substantial contributions in advancing the green schools movement
School System: Recognizing school systems and districts that have created long-term partnerships, demonstrated a commitment to systemic change and shared best practices with external communities
Moment for the Movement: Recognizing events, initiatives or happenings that significantly advanced the green schools movement nationally or internationally
Submit your nomination for the 2024 Best of Green Schools Awards