Strategic guidance to integrate Whole School Sustainability into schools throughout Missouri

The Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) was awarded a grant to expand the Missouri Green Schools program with a special emphasis on integrating sustainability into high-needs schools. The program helps schools track progress and earn recognition for their achievements in health, sustainability, and learning. In coordination with the US Green Building Council, MEEA sought out IBE to provide strategic guidance to successfully expand grow the impact of the statewide green schools program. IBE helped guide partners, including Americorps, in effectively using the Whole School Sustainability Framework to develop messaging, training materials, and case studies about green schools. IBE has also helped bridge connections between MEAA, the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, and the Green Schools Alliance.

Statewide Whole School Sustainability Strategy | Missouri Environmental Education Association

Key Outcomes

  • Applied the Whole School Sustainability Framework at the state level
  • Strengthened relationships between like-minded organizations working to promote green schools


  • Whole School Sustainability messaging
  • “The Promise of Healthy Green Schools for Missouri” presentation