Green and Healthy Schools

What is Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools program?

The Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) Program a joint program of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council and Kentucky Department of Education. KGHS is a voluntary effort to empower students and staff with the tools needed to take action and make their school operate at peak efficiency. KGHS incorporates a two-pronged approach. New or renovated schools may include a "green and healthy" design from the start. Existing schools participate as student’s inventory current school operations and environments and implement action plans to improve school health and sustainability.

Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools web site

To sign-up for KGHS, email To get help on inventories and projects, please contact Merin Roseman (contact above) or Carolyn Gilles at

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