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Welcome to the Kansas Green Schools Network!
Green Schools are healthy, environmentally-friendly spaces to work, learn, and play. Studies have shown that students, teachers, administrators, and staff spending time in Green Schools experience fewer absences and illnesses, and generally express more satisfaction with their school experience. Student performance may be improved by up to 25 percent, and operating costs for energy and water can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent, leaving more funding for the classroom.
Green Schools also incorporate quality, non-biased environmental education across the curriculum, using the facility and grounds themselves as opportunities for educational experiences. Many schools utilize environmental education as part of their efforts to teach 21st Century Learning Skills and Career Technical Education.
The Kansas Green Schools Program provides educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental interrelationships that impact public health and our society, and that promote responsible environmental stewardship practices.
Our goal is to foster an appreciation and understanding of air and water quality, climate change, energy, reduction and recycling of solid waste, and wildlife habitat.
We hope you will join the Kansas Green Schools Network or Partners Program, and help us make Kansas schools more green!
© Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, 2016