Welcome

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 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​.

Program

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, visit the Program Overview​.

Benefits

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.

Recognition

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

Partners

KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education.

 

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Announcements

 

 
 
Gregory Taylor is the new KGHS Coordinator
KEEC has hired a new Coordinator for the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools program. Before taking over the KGHS program, Gregory Taylor was the Science K-12 Instructional Coach for the Marion County School District. Please contact Gregory with any questions about KGHS:

Gregory Taylor
GregoryS.Taylor@ky.gov
Phone: (502) 564-9693
300 Sower Boulevard, 4th Floor
Frankfort, Ky 40601
Fax: (502) 564-4332
greenschools.ky.gov
keec.ky.gov

 

Map of participating schools
There are at least 48 schools that have been active in the KGHS program in the past year, many of them participating in a grant program to promote water quality and conservation in Kentucky. You can see all currently active schools on our interactive map.

 

The Summit has moved to Lexington
The 2019 Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools and Kentucky NEED Project Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon will be held on April 25 in Lexington.

 
​Updated Resources
You can find an updated list of resources for each category on the Kentucky Environmental Education Council website. There is also a list of places in Kentucky that offer environmental education.