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

Connect with Illinois Green to participate in programs, gain access to resources, and get recognized for accomplishments along your green schools journey. Illinois Green can help you take action with the students and at the schools in your community. Learn more about what you can share and do at a school building to help make schools more efficient and empower future generations of sustainability leaders.

Illinois Green Schools Project

This project-based challenge supports K-12 schools in devising and implementing creative no- to low-cost energy, water, and waste initiatives, as well as encouraging sustainable practices in schools. Learn how your school can participate no matter where you are on your sustainability journey.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Showcase your school’s achievements and let your community know how much you have accomplished to green your school! Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and the application process for Illinois schools that have made progress on sustainability around school facilities, health, and environmental education. Applications are now open for 2022!

Explore Green Career Profiles

There are a wide range of green building and sustainability careers. Students can explore different career pathways by checking out our green career profiles.

Green Schools Resources

Additional resources to help you green your school coming soon!

Want more information about programs with schools? Get in touch! Contact Liz Wimmer at lwimmer@illinoisgreenalliance.org.

Volunteer with Illinois Green Alliance

Fill out our volunteer interest survey and visit our volunteer page to learn about all of the ways you can get involved.

What’s New

Check out upcoming events and the latest press release related to carbon drawdown in your community.