The Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools Mission
Empowering students to create healthier, safer, and more environmentally sustainable schools, and communities
Welcome to KGHS!
Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) is a project-based and student-centered program that uses the entire school building and grounds as a learning laboratory for students. All grade levels of any public or private schools are invited to join KGHS! To participate, visit Join KGHS.
Through this program, a team of students, teachers, and school administrators (a "Green Team") work together to improve the school facilities in nine different categories. For more information on the different categories of investigation, visit the Program Overview.
By making improvements on campus, students can help the school save energy costs, decrease absenteeism, increase student test scores, and create a more sustainable learning environment, among other benefits.
Schools are recognized for their efforts through awards and attendance at the annual KGHS Summit.
KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education.