Connecticut Green LEAF Schools

Green LEAF Schools
Schools that:
  • Provide Effective Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Improve the Health and Wellness of Students and Staff, and
  • Reduce Environmental Impact
    and Cost

Why should you "Green" your school?

Green schools create healthy, productive learning environments for students and teachers. Studies show that green schools raise student achievement and save money, while improving the health of students and staff.

Environmental education provides a focus for learning in all content areas and builds critical thinking skills.

  • Students are more engaged and become empowered to make a difference in their school and community.
  • Students gain essential skills that contribute to a vibrant economy and more sustainable communities.
Connecticut Green LEAF Schools will recognize schools that have attained significant progress toward greening their schools, as well as those that are just beginning.

Congratulations to the Connecticut Honorees!

2014 Honorees

Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, Bridgeport

Greenwich Academy, Greenwich

join 2013 Green Ribbon Schools:

Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, New Haven

Common Ground High School, New Haven

Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker, Hartford



 Congratulations to our Green Districts!

West Hartford Public Schools -- First full district to register
Guilford Public Schools -- Second full district to register
Stamford -- 12 Green LEAF Schools (and growing!)


Welcome our newest Green LEAF Schools!
(For a complete list of participants, click here)

9-3-14 Reggio Magnet School of the Arts, Avon
9-18-14 Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, Hartford
10-1-14 North Windham School, Windham
10-2-14 Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School, Rocky Hill
10-8-14 Vance Village Elementary School, New Britain
12-8-14 Ezra Academy, Woodbridge
12-17-14 Turn of River Middle School, Stamford
12-19-14 Stamford High School, Stamford
12-28-14 Saint Gabriel School, Windsor
12-29-14 Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE), Stamford
2-15-15 Middlebrook School, Wilton
3-9-15 Wilton High School, Wilton
3-24-2015 Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, Southington
4-10-15 Illing Middle School, Manchester
4-21-15 Engineering & Science University Magnet School, New Haven


Learn More:

Who are the
Green LEAF
  Current and Past
Green Ribbon
Green LEAF

In 2014, Connecticut Green LEAF Schools received a grant from the CT Office of Higher Education to create the Green LEAF Schools Professional Learning Communities Project. Learn more about this project.
Connecticut Green LEAF Schools is a collaborative effort of
CT Department of Education, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT Department of Public Health, CT Department of Adminstrative Services, as well as many environmental and educational organizations to promote green and healthy schools for all.

For questions about the CT Green LEAF program contact