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Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin empowers, supports and recognizes schools for nurturing healthy kids and sustainable communities. Public and private PK*-12 schools work to reduce environmental impacts and costs, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental and sustainability literacy and report achievements using a web-based reporting tool. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is administered through a partnership between the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

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

  1. Community Involvement
  2. Energy
  3. Environmental & Sustainability Education
  4. Environmental Health (Indoor Air Quality, Chemical Management, Integrated Pest Management)
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Recycling & Waste Management
  7. School Site
  8. Transportation
  9. Water

To find out how your school can be involved, visit www.GHSWisconsin.org 

For questions about this information, contact Victoria Rydberg (608) 266-0419