New Michigan Green Schools Portal Streamlines Environmental Education Program Participation Process

A new online portal for the Michigan Green Schools program is now live, streamlining the application process to make it easier for schools, administrators, county coordinators, and EGLE staff to manage the program.

Michigan Green Schools was established as a statewide program by Michigan Public Law 146 of 2006. It operated as an independent 501c3 organization for 15 years and is now housed within the Education Program Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

The Michigan Green Schools program is dedicated to helping all Michigan schools, public and private, achieve environmental goals that include protecting our state’s air, land, water, and animals through the promoting good environmental practices and environmental stewardship. Schools serving students from kindergarten through high school can participate. By completing 10, 15, or 20 activities across multiple categories, schools can achieve Green, Emerald, or Evergreen status.

In 2022, EGLE recognized 197 schools under the program. The 2022-2023 application period opens on January 1, next year and ends March 1. For more information and to apply, visit Michigan Green Schools.

The program relies on a network of volunteer coordinators across the state. County coordinators support local schools through the process and review applications from schools in their county.

For more information about the program or to become a county coordinator, email