MISSION: Developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service. 

Project Green Schools is finding and supporting tomorrow’s environmental leaders today.

BELIEFS: Students must be engaged at the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), energy, environment and public health to develop: sustainable solutions, employability, college and career readiness knowledge and skills. 

Developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service.

Project Green Schools Membership


Students, Educators, and Administrators who lead their schools to engage in Environmental and STEM Education, service projects and green initiatives.
Members receive access to STEM-meets-sustainability content, project ideas, programs and professional education opportunities through monthly newsletters and access to our 12 Pathways to Greening Your School. Members are also provided free membership for National Green Schools Society.

National Green Schools Society

A Student Recognition Program for environmentally focused students who achieve extraordinary impact in schools and communities.
K-12 students are awarded pins and certificates in recognition of their environmental service. Graduating seniors can achieve a stole following implementation of a capstone project.

Green Difference Awards

Recognition, awards and scholarships for Outstanding Environmental Education & STEM efforts led in our schools & communities.
We honor Green Difference Makers made up of Principals, Teachers, Advisors, Students, Citizens, Schools, School Groups/Clubs, and our Sponsors nationally and internationally at our annual event.

National Youth Council

National Youth Council students are difference-makers who are invited to participate in important regional, national and world events.
Students are given a seat at the table – with government, corporate and professional green leaders. They create a feedback loop between leaders and the next generation and make connections which help them find their place in higher education and the workforce.