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Missouri Green Schools Honors 17 Schools for Sustainability Strides

Missouri Green Schools Honors 17 Schools for Sustainability Strides

Missouri Green Schools Honors 17 schools for their commitment to improving the health and wellness of students and staff, lowering their environmental impact, and providing place-based education. We’re thrilled to announce the 2022 Missouri Green Schools (MGS) honorees.

“By achieving Sprout, Seedling and Sapling level recognition these Missouri schools are embracing green and healthy practices within their campuses, curriculum, and culture,” said Hope Gribble, MGS co-director.

MGS is a state level recognition and support program co-managed by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Missouri Environmental Education Association. MGS annually recognizes schools for initiatives ranging from designing accessible gardens to establishing diverse Green Teams which foster Whole-School Sustainability.

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  • Bermuda Primary (Ferguson-Florissant)
  • Bridgeway Elementary (Pattonville)
  • Brittany Woods Middle (University City)
  • Central Primary (Ferguson-Florissant)
  • City Garden Montessori Elementary & Adolescent Education Center
  • Crestwood Elementary (Lindbergh)
  • Hixson Middle (Webster Groves)
  • Holland Elementary (Springfield)
  • Marvin Elementary (Ritenour)
  • Patrick Henry Downtown Academy (St. Louis Public Schools)


  • Chaminade
  • Flance Early Childhood Center
  • Forsyth School
  • Herculaneum High School (Dunklin R-5)
  • Principia
  • St. Francis of Assisi School


  • Sunrise R-9 School

Read comments from Missouri Green Schools honorees on why they’ve committed to this whole-school sustainability journey.

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Sprout schools are honored for involving school administration, beginning to benchmark and track improvement, and setting goals towards further advancement of green and healthy practices. Seedling schools additionally document a sustainability-related achievement in at least one educational program. Sapling schools additionally document their long term impacts, such as reduction of energy or water usage over a 1 to 3 year period.

Missouri Green Schools will continue to support these 17 schools as they track achievements, set new goals, and strive to make a difference in the lives of their students and staff and in their communities.

Interested in learning more about becoming a Missouri Green School or assisting schools in the program? Visit or contact program directors Lesli Moylan ( and Hope Gribble ( 

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