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Louisiana Green Schools Challenge

The 2019-2020 Green Schools Challenge now closed and winners have been chosen! a huge THank you to all schools that participated in these difficult times. We are so appreciative of the work you are doing. 

Take a look at all the entries here.

Because of the virus and the necessary closure of schools, we ended the Challenge a bit differently this year. In order to lighten the requirements, we had techers and students submit what they had regardless of the completion of the project and without any formal submission requirements. We then held our normal People's Choice competition on Facebook, along with a drawing for prizes with all the entries. This allowed us to celebratae all the amazing schools equally considering many couldn't finish out their projects for the year. 

Congratulations to our People’s Choice Award winner Southeastern Laboratory School. And congratulations to the winners of the drawing: New Harmony High School, Shady Grove Elementary, Iberville Stem Academy, and St. Margaret’s Catholic School. All winners will receive an Elkay water bottle filler.

This year presented unexpected challenges for our participants, but they still persevered. We are proud to recognize the participating schools for their hard work.


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.

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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.

  • If requested, USGBC Louisiana will provide mentors from our network of architects, engineers, and contractors to help schools implement successful projects.

Impact Reports

Our students are making big impacts in their schools and in their communities. See their impressive results in the reports below.

2016-2017 Impact Report

2017-2018 Impact Report

2018-2019 Impact Report


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