KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) is a project-based and student-centered program that empowers students and staff to move their school toward becoming safer, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable. This inquiry-based program uses the entire school building and grounds as a learning laboratory for students. All grade levels of all existing (and even schools in the process of being built) are invited to join KGHS! To participate, see the Join page.
Through this program, a team of students, teachers and school administrators (a Green & Healthy Team) work together to improve the school facilities in 9 different categories. These categories are:
- Green Spaces
- Hazardous Chemicals
- Health & Safety
- Indoor Air Quality
- Instructional Leadership
- Solid Waste
By improving their school, students can help the school save energy costs, decrease absenteeism, increase student test scores, and create a more sustainable learning environment.
Schools are recognized for their efforts through awards and attendance at the annual KGHS Summit.
"Empowering students to create healthier, safer, and more environmentally sustainable schools and communities."