Characteristics of a Green School
What makes a school sustainable?

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Science Classroom at The MET High School

•Conserves energy and natural resources
•Improves indoor air quality
•Saves taxpayer money
•Remove toxic materials from places where children learn and play
•Employs daylighting strategies and improves classroom acoustics
•Improves environmental literacy in students
•Decreases the burden on municipal water to benefit the local community and region
•Encourages waste management efforts to benefit the local community and region
•Conserves fresh drinking water and helps manage stormwater runoff
•Encourages recycling


•Promotes habitat protection
•Reduces demand on local landfills