Louisiana Green Schools Challenge
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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:

  • USGBC, the foremost authority on green building, will provide mentors from our network of architects, engineers, and contractors to help schools implement successful projects.


More information and forms can be found in the Program Manual.


Become a Mentor:

 A mentor is a professional that helps schools in defining a project, submitting information, and answering any questions they may have.

More information and forms can be found in the Program Manual.


Any school doing a green project may enter the Challenge.

For more information email greenschools@usgbclouisiana.org.


Links will be updated soon:

DOWNLOAD the 2017-18 Program Manual for complete program details

CLICK HERE for Ideas To Green Your School

CLICK HERE to see the previous projects submitted


Louisiana's students are making real differences in our schools.

See the 2014-2015 Impact Report.


Winners of the 2017 Green Schools Challenge

Elementary Division
1st Place:  Westwood Elementary School / Shreveport
2nd Place:  Mayfair Laboratory School / Baton Rouge
3rd Place: McKinney Byrd Academy / Shreveport

          Middle School Division
1st Place:  St. Paul's Episcopal School / New Orleans 
2nd Place:  Greenville Park Leadership Academy / Hammond
3rd Place:  St. Margaret Catholic School / Lake Charles

High School Division
1st Place Tie:  West Jefferson High School / Harvey  &
Benjamin Franklin High School / New Orleans
3rd Place:  Isidore Newman High School / Metairie

Congratulations to all of our winning schools,

students, teachers, & mentors!


 Thank you to our 2017-2018 Challenge Sponsors