Every school in Illinois can start on the path towards a greener, more sustainable future.

The Illinois Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that have active programs, actions, and dedication to promote and educate about sustainability.  Working in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois Green Alliance accepts applications from schools across Illinois.

Your school is probably doing more than you think, especially when you add up all the great efforts from students, staff and parents.  So why not showcase your school’s achievements and let your community know how much you have accomplished to green your school!

Keep an eye out for applications for the 2021 Green Ribbon Schools Program in September 2020! The top scoring schools are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program for consideration at the national level.

Check out the full list of Illinois honorees here.

Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Timeline & Application 
Applications OpenCurrently closed (Check back in Fall 2020)
Applications Due to Illinois Green AllianceCurrently closed
2020 Illinois Nominees Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Currently closed
The U.S. Department of Education Announces 2020 National AwardeesSpring 2020
The U.S. Department of Education Hosts the 2020 National Award CeremonySummer 2020

Contact Ashley Marinko with questions about the Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Program.