The Center for Health, Environment and Justice's (CHEJ) Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership is a student-led program designed to make schools healthier places to work and learn. It is a flexible three-step program that will help you advance your schools environmental behaviors and become a shining example to others. Achieve recognition for all the good work your school already does, and improve your program with the support of teachers and field experts across the country.
This program is completely free of charge.
It is broken into two groups:
Green Flag School Program - Start-Up Kit - Grades K-8
The Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership provides a framework for schools to engage in environmental advocacy. Through the program, students learn environmental concepts, investigate their schools, and advocate for school-wide reforms to make their schools safer and healthier.
Working as a team to complete classroom activities, presentations, and environmental audits, students learn practical life skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, and public speaking, to be used far beyond the classroom. With each positive step that schools take, students are presented an award, culminating in the Green Flag Award for Environmental Leadership.
The Green Flag Start-Up Kit provides K-8 schools with all the information they need to started on earning environmental awards, including fact sheets on school environmental issues, and the School Environment Survey, a comprehensive walk-through form for teams to assess their school's environmental practices.
Green Flag School Program - A Guide To Action - Grades 9 - 12
"A Guide to Action", the grades 9-12 version of the Green Flag Start-Up Kit, provides schools with everything they need to get started on earning environmental awards through investigation, education, and action. It includes tips and activities on how to form a team and set goals, how to work together with their school administration to create positive change, and how to generate media attention around their efforts. It also includes the School Environment Survey, a comprehensive walk-through form for teams to assess their school's environmental practices.
About Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ)
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) mentors a movement, empowering people to build healthy communities, and preventing harm to human health caused by exposure to environmental threats.
For more information visit http://chej.org/campaigns/cehp/projects/green-flags/