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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 empowers students and school staff to move their school toward becoming safer, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable. This inquiry-based program 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.

Schools are recognized for their efforts through awards and attendance at the annual KGHS Summit.​​​

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Announcements


New KGHS Project Form

KEEC has been working to simplify and streamline the KGHS program.  The first new form to be released is the Project Form for proposals and reports.  Access the new form at the Overview​ page, at the bottom of the right sidebar.

Don't worry if you've already started a project with the old form.  Old forms will still be accepted during the 2014-15 school year.  However, if you are just starting your project, please use the new form.  Let us know what you think by emailing comments​ to KGHS@ky.gov
 


US Department of Education seeks Green Ribbon Schools Applicants

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council and the Kentucky Department of Education urge all Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools to consider applying for this honor next year to the Green Ribbon Schools program. For more information, visit the KY GRS page.

 

KGHS Enrollment Map
Map shows program enrollment as of April 2012.