Project Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding Energy, Environmental & STEAM Education efforts led in our Schools & Communities through our Annual Green Difference Awards.

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.

Applications for our 2023 Green Difference Awards are open now through 11:59 pm EST Friday, March 24th, 2023.

Awards are given out this year in the following areas of Outstanding Green/Sustainable Practices in:

  • Climate Education and Action
  • Energy
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Green and Healthy Schools
  • Land, Air, Natural World
  • Outdoor Learning and Exploration
  • STEM and the Future of Sustainability
  • Water Conservation
  • Waste Management


We also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to a hero who has dedicated his/her/their life to Green Education.

Additionally, Green Schools Society Students are honored and celebrated through this annual recognition program.

Do you have students who should be recognized? Learn more here. Applications for National and International Green Schools Society Awards and Recognition is open!

2023 Green Difference Awards Application