Connecticut Green LEAF Schools

Connecticut
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 Schools

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 -- 9 Green LEAF Schools (and growing!)

 

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

10-1-13 Davenport Ridge Elementary School, Stamford
10-8-13 Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School, Bridgeport
10-8-13 Rogers International Magnet School, Stamford
10-11-13 Greenwich Academy, Greenwich
10-16-13 Algonquin School, Prospect
10-17-13 Hart Magnet Elementary, Stamford
10-18-13 Guilford Lakes School, Guilford
10-18-13 Scofield Magnet Middle School, Stamford
10-21-13 Moriarty Elementary School, Norwich
10-31-13 Toquam Magnet School, Stamford
10-31-13 Avon Old Farms School, Avon
11-1-13 Rippowam Middle School, Stamford
11-10-13 Glastonbury/East Hartford Magnet School (GEMS), Glastonbury
11-13-13 Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School, Hartford
1-9-14 Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms
4-8-14 International Magnet School for Global Citizenship, South Windsor
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


 

Learn More:

Who are the
Connecticut
Green LEAF
Schools?
  2013
Green Ribbon
Honors
  Connecticut
Green LEAF
Partners

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 ctgreenleaf@ctgreenschools.org