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Welcome to the application portal.  

Did you previously begin an application? Use the login information provided by email. Can't find your information? Contact Victoria Rydberg at or 608-266-0419.
Not sure if your school has started an application? Check here

Are you new to Green & Healthy Schools? Create an account now (see right). 

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin:

-- supports and encourages schools to create safe learning environments 

-- prepares students to understand, analyze and address environmental and sustainability challenges
-- recognizes individual schools  for green and healthy measures already put in place or new initiatives
-- provides information, resources and news for anyone interested in green and healthy schools. 

Wisconsin PK-12 Schools (public/charter, private/independent) and Early Learning Centers who provide 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old kindergarten can use this website to apply for Green & Healthy Schools recognition by documenting achievement in nine focus areasGreen & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is administered through a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

Applicants work at their own pace:

  • Applicants can save work and return to it at any time.
  • Multiple users can work on the same application. 
  • Applicants may download an in-progress or completed application to PDF.
  • Please note that this site functions best using the Google Chrome browser.
Watch this 15 minute tutorial to get started with your online application!

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
​U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awards: 
This application is also used for schools, districts, and early learning centers interested in nomination for U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition. School districts are not eligible for Green & Healthy Schools recognition.

Deadlines: There is no deadline for Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin recognition. Applicants interested in U.S. Department of Education recognition applicants must submit the application by December 1 of each year.

Homeschooling? Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin participation is not currently available for homeschooling families and groups.