What is the Green Schools Challenge?
This is a yearly competition in which we encourage schools to undertake green project to make their school and/or communities a healthier place to live, learn, and grow.
The projects include raising awareness of environmental stewardship, reducing waste, energy and/or water use, or creating healthier spaces within your school.
There is no cost to compete and we encourage for projects to be low or no-cost projects. The projects that show the most impact per category; Elementary, Middle and High School, will win cash and prizes.
This program is designed to educate Louisiana about the benefits of green building and environmental stewardship by participation in hands-on, experiential projects.
The Green Schools Challenge provides all schools with the following:
- Teachers participating in the Challenge are given the opportunity to earn a Green Classroom Professional Certificate, with fees paid for by USGBC Louisiana.
- USGBC is the foremost authority on green building; we can provide mentors from our network of architects, engineers, and contractors to help schools implement successful projects, while students learn about career opportunities in sustainability. We can help you take your green projects even further!
To REGISTER for the 2016-2017 Green Schools Challenge Click Here.
MENTORS, please register Here.
To complete a QUICK RENEWAL Click Here.
Any school doing a green project may enter the Challenge.
For more information email email@example.com.
DOWNLOAD the 2016-17 Program Manual for complete program details
CLICK HERE for Ideas To Green Your School
CLICK HERE to see the previous projects submitted
DOWNLOAD the Mentor Participation Information
DOWNLOAD the Submission Cover Sheet
DOWNLOAD the Student Image Release Form
DOWNLOAD the Judges Score Sheet
Louisiana's students are making real differences in our schools.
See the 2014-2015 Impact Report.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015-2016 CHALLENGE WINNERS!
High School Division
1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) -- Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans
2nd Place ($1000)-- John Ehret High School in New Orleans
3rd Place ($500) -- Tara High School in Baton Rouge
Middle School Division
1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) -- St Paul's Episcopal in New Orleans
2nd Place ($1000) -- St Margaret Catholic School in Lake Charles
3rd Place ($500)-- Lucille Nesom Middle School in Tickfaw
Elementary School Division
1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) --Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School
in Baton Rouge
2nd Place ($1000)-- Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie
3rd Place ($500) -- McKinney Byrd Academy in Shreveport
People's Choice Award Winner (Received an Elkay Water Bottle Filler)
Hammond Junior High Magnet School in Hammond
2016-2017 Early Bird Sign Up Winner (Received an Elkay Water Bottle Filler)
Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School in Baton Rouge