National Green Schools Society

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National Green Schools Society [NGSS/NJGSS]

NGSS + NJGSS is an Environmental Honor Society specially designed for students in Grades 5‐12.

NGSS honors and develops bright, civic-minded, environmentally literate citizens, in your schools & communities!  Students will further develop their passion for preserving the environment, while improving their schools & communities through environmental service, leadership, and activism.

Start a Chapter of NGSS or NJGSS Today!


**Free when your school becomes a Member.

National Green Schools Society [Grades 9‐12]

National Junior Green Schools Society [Grades 5‐8]

NGSS Handbook Includes:


Point System

Officer Information                                                                                       

Induction Ceremony

Student Awards

Special Projects

Fundraising ideas and more…

Honor Stoles can be ordered for Graduation.

•Includes everything you need to start and run a student‐led environmental organization for years to come!

•Includes unlimited Student Members


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Green Schools is able to honor, recognize, and graduate Outstanding Environmental Graduates…as a part of National Green Schools Society Program.  This recognition program is for students who have had made a  direct impact in the field of Environmental Education, as well as in their school and community.

National Green Schools Society inductees must have completed the following criteria [prior to graduation] to be inducted into this Nationally Recognized Society:

  • 30 hrs. of Environmental Service
  • 30 hrs. of Environmental Education [conducted both inside and outside of the school]
  • 20 hrs. of Project-based Learning [hands on projects connected to Environmental Education/STEM]
  • 20 hrs. Internship with The Green Schools Organization or cooperating Community Partner

NGSS has been recognized by NEEF [National Environmental Education Foundation], NAAEE [North American Association for Environmental Education], EDN [Earth Day Network], GSNN [Green Schools National Network], KAB [Keep America Beautiful], NWF’s Eco-Schools USA, GEF [Green Education Foundation], Beyond Benign, and others connected to Environmental Education on a National Level.

NGSS_Honor Stole Eligibility

This National Recognition honors the exemplar Environmental Steward who has shown 100 or more hours in Environmental Education & Service.

1. Letters of Intent to apply are due by May 5th!

2. Completed Point Card + Forms are due by May 10th.

Hours must tally a min. of 100 hrs of Environmental Service &/or Environmental Education [during your time in Gr. 9-12] to qualify.

Hours can be made up of Courses, Clubs, Projects, Events, Related Programs, etc…

3.  Submit your 100 hrs of Environmental Service &/or Education.  

Hours and payment can be submitted separately.

A simple email containing the necessary info can be sent to:

4. Please send your payment of $35 made payable to Green Schools BY MAY 5th and send to:  

NGSS/Green Schools

P.O. Box 323

Mansfield, MA 02048

We thank you for making The Green Difference in your school & community, and we look forward to hearing from you!


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