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All Schools can be Great! All Schools can be Green!

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2017 US Department of Education GreenRibbon School District

GreenFutures is a sustainability plan with five guiding principles: Efficiencies, Engagement, Equity, Environment, and Education. These principles guide every focus area of the plan with measurable objectives and outcomes set over a five-year period.

Join us on this journey to provide each student in Philadelphia with a green, healthy, high-performance school that promotes teaching and learning and equips future leaders and decision makers with the knowledge and skills needed for a changing world.

Areas of Focus


Education for Sustainability

Skills, knowledge, habits of mind, and civic engagement

Consumption and Waste

Waste reduction and diversion in schools

Energy and Efficiencies

School resources and district initiatives

School Greenscapes

Transforming Philadelphia’s schoolyards into green spaces

Healthy Schools, Healthy Living

Healthy minds in healthy bodies in healthy buildings

Last modified: August 4, 2017