The Silver Award is the second of three award levels in the Eco-Schools USA program. To be eligible for the Silver Award, a school must follow the Seven Step Framework to complete at least two pathways. While many schools begin by working on a single pathway to achieve a Bronze Award, a school may elect to begin work toward a Silver Award straight away.
Silver Awards are self-assessed by school applicants. Registered Eco-Schools may submit their self-assessments through their school dashboard to receive the award and download a certificate of recognition.
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A school must earn 200 points to receive a Silver Award. To reach 200 points, actions must be taken at each of the seven steps as outlined below.
Download the Silver Award checklist to track your school's progress and confirm you are meeting the criteria to receive a Silver Award.
Total: 30 points
Total: 35 points | Required documentation for upload: 2 Pathway Audits
Total: 35 points | Required documentation for upload: A total of 2 Pathway Action Plans
Total: 35 points | Required documentation for upload: Post action audits for two pathways; optional written summary, photos, videos
Total: 25 points
Total: 20 points
Total: 20 points | Required documentation for upload: Eco-Code