Eco-Schools USA Awards

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Once a school has registered as an Eco-Schools USA and implemented the Seven Steps, they can apply for an Eco-Schools award on their school's personalized dashboard. There are three levels of the award system: BronzeSilver and the prestigious Green Flag. The Bronze and Silver awards are self-assessed, and can be achieved by meeting specific criteria and then submitting the on-line award form. The top award is the Green Flag, which must be evaluated by an Eco-Schools USA assessor and renewed every two years. A school is considered to be a permanent Eco-School once it has gained its fourth Green Flag, as we feel a school's culture has changed to included sustainability as a binding thread of its fabric, as important as academics and student safety. 

The criteria making up each of the Seven Steps are assigned point values, and are outlined in the Seven Step Framework section of the handbook. As each step is completed, points are accumulated toward an award. The points required to reach each award level are outlined below.



The handbook has a step-by-step summary to assist you in getting the awards process started, including award criteria broken down for each of the Seven Steps, along with specific directions to apply for the Bronze, Silver, Green Flag and Green Flag renewal.  We have also put together an Eco-Schools USA Toolkit to accompany the Handbook, where you will find our most commonly used forms, including the award criteria documents and checklists

Green Flag Schools

Eco-Schools USA has been privileged to award Eco-Schools’ highest honor, the Green Flag, to the following U.S schools who’ve made significant and measurable changes impacting the environmental sustainability, both within the school and throughout the larger community.



Broadneck High School
Castle Rock Elementary School
Center for Young Children (2nd Green Flag)
Centreville Elementary School (3rd Green Flag)
Discovery Elementary School
Duarte Marti School No. 28
Egg Harbor Township High School
Essex County Vocational Technical School
Frost Middle School
George C. Marshall High School
George L. Catrambone Elementary School
Holland Township School
Long Branch Middle School
Mary Rieke Elementary School
MS 126 John Ericsson
PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont Elementary School
PS 34 Oliver H Perry
Patton Elementary School
Piney Point Elementary School
Princeton Day School
PS 110 The Monitor School
Rachel Carson Middle School
Spectrum Charter School (2nd Green Flag)
Wildflower Open Classroom


Academe of the Oaks
C Milton Wright High School
Clark Fork School
Concord Hill School
Crystal River Primary School
Eastside Memorial High School, Johnston Campus
Flint Hill Elementary School (2nd Green Flag)
Highlands Ranch High School
Lake Anne Elementary School (2nd Green Flag)
Lanier Middle School (2nd Green Flag)
Ps 69Q - The School of Cultural and Performing Arts
St. Andrews School
Whitehouse School
Woodcliff Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School


Belvedere Elementary School
Briargrove Elementary School
Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School
Centreville Elementary School  
Charles F. Patton Middle School  
Chesterbrook Elementary School
Daniels Run Elementary School
Eisenhower High School  
Fox Creek Elementary  
Franklin Sherman Elementary School
Haycock Elementary School
Longfellow Middle School  
Ps333 Manhattan School for Children  
Mary Rieke Elementary School
McFatter Technical Center  
Old Trail School  Wildlife Station
Pioneer Elementary School  
Ps166 The Richard Rodgers School  
Rocky Run Middle School  
Sand Creek Elementary School 
Sedalia Elementary School
Small Green Tech Academy  
Spectrum Charter School  
Unity Charter School
William Annin Middle School

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What Is Eco-Schools USA?
Eco-Schools USA is a holistic, green school program that
  • greens the school building
  • greens the school grounds
  • greens the curriculum and student experience

NWF is working to recruit thousands of K-12 public, private and charter schools across the United States to become a part of the Eco-Schools USA program.  Learn more about Eco-Schools USA.

Green Flag Schools
Green Flag Award Winners

Check out our past Green Flag Awardees. Their hard work and dedication to the environment is inspiring.