Louisiana Green Schools Challenge
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What is the Green Schools Challenge? 

This is a yearly competition in which we encourage schools to undertake green project to make their school and/or communities a healthier place to live, learn, and grow.

The projects include raising awareness of environmental stewardship, reducing waste, energy and/or water use, or creating healthier spaces within your school.

There is no cost to compete and we encourage for projects to be low or no-cost projects. The projects that show the most impact per category; Elementary, Middle and High School, will win cash and prizes.

This program is designed to educate Louisiana about the benefits of green building and environmental stewardship by participation in hands-on, experiential projects.


The Green Schools Challenge provides all schools with the following:

  • USGBC, the foremost authority on green building, will provide mentors from our network of architects, engineers, and contractors to help schools implement successful projects.


Registration for the 2017-2018 Green Schools Challenge coming soon.

For returning schools, a quick renewal form is coming soon.


Become a Mentor:

 A mentor is a professional that helps schools in defining a project, submitting information, and answering any questions they may have.

Mentor registration coming soon.


Any school doing a green project may enter the Challenge.

For more information email greenschools@usgbclouisiana.org.


Links will be updated soon:

DOWNLOAD the 2016-17 Program Manual for complete program details

CLICK HERE for Ideas To Green Your School

CLICK HERE to see the previous projects submitted

DOWNLOAD the Mentor Participation Information

DOWNLOAD the Submission Cover Sheet

DOWNLOAD the Student Image Release Form

DOWNLOAD the Judges Score Sheet

Louisiana's students are making real differences in our schools.

See the 2014-2015 Impact Report.



High School Division

1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) -- Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans

2nd Place ($1000)-- John Ehret High School in New Orleans

3rd Place ($500) -- Tara High School in Baton Rouge

 Middle School Division

1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) -- St Paul's Episcopal in New Orleans

2nd Place ($1000) -- St Margaret Catholic School in Lake Charles

3rd Place ($500)-- Lucille Nesom Middle School in Tickfaw

Elementary School Division

1st Place ($1500 & Elkay Water Bottle Filler) --Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School

in Baton Rouge

2nd Place ($1000)-- Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie

3rd Place ($500) -- McKinney Byrd Academy in Shreveport

People's Choice Award Winner  (Received an Elkay Water Bottle Filler)

Hammond Junior High Magnet School in Hammond

2016-2017 Early Bird Sign Up Winner  (Received an Elkay Water Bottle Filler)

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School in Baton Rouge


 Thank you to our 2016-2017 Challenge Sponsors