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CEHP’s Green Flag Schools Program for Environmental Leadership provides a framework for students to become environmental leaders and contribute to positive change in their communities.  Through the program, students of all ages learn environmental concepts, investigate their schools, and identify solutions for making their schools safer and healthier.

This program is completely free of charge.  Download the materials below to get started, or order a free hard copy by contacting us.


Green Flag School Program – Start-Up Kit – Grades K-8

A project of CHEJ, 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.

Download the Startup Kit

Green Flag Project Areas: Reduce, Reuse, RecycleIntegrated Pest Management Indoor Air Quality Non-Toxic Products


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.

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Green Flag Project Resources: Reduce, Reuse, RecycleIntegrated Pest Management Indoor Air Quality Non-Toxic Products


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