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Green Leaf Ribbon Cutting at North Stratfield Elementary!

Last month, December 9, North Stratfield Elementary joined 3 other public schools in Fairfield and officially became a certified Connecticut Green LEAF School.  Congratulations and we are excited for the journey ahead!  Find more information here.

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CT Green LEAF Schools

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Thank you for expressing interest in the CT Green LEAF Schools program.  We welcome your participation and look forward to working with you.

Our goal is to provide resources and support that encourage public and private K-12 schools to achieve every day environmental improvements. We guide new schools to join and help sustain the ongoing work of more than 145 current CT Green LEAF schools.  Our collaborative partnership supports schools striving to go greener by actions and commitments that:

  • Reduce environmental impact and cost

  • Improve the health and wellness of students and staff

  • Provide effective environmental and sustainability education

With support from an EPA grant, we are pleased to offer some special incentives for your participation:

  • Free registration to attend the annual COEEA Conference, as well as reimbursement to your district for your substitute teacher.

  • Free full day PD workshops held throughout the year, with small stipends for participants (non-school time) or reimbursement to your district for your substitute teacher (school days).

  • Opportunities to apply for accessible small grants available for Green LEAF schools.

  • Green LEAF listserv, where you will receive up to date information and opportunities, and can ask questions, share ideas, and announce events to Green LEAF schools across the state.

Ready to join?  The following three things are required to become a CT Green LEAF School:

You can download all forms from our Helpful Documents page. Many forms, including the Letter of Commitment and Self-Assessment are fillable PDFs that you can complete electronically and email to us at


Once we receive your Letter of Commitment and completed Self-Assessment, we will add you to our listserv and arrange to visit your school to present you with a CT Green LEAF Banner, learn more about your accomplishments, and consult with member of your Green Team about planning improvements and reaching goals.

We encourage you to check out the many helpful links on our website. And, for more information:

Check out all of our subpages for lots of information about CT Green LEAF Schools!:


"As one of eleven elementary schools in our district, and the first to be named a CT Green LEAF school, we serve as environmental leaders for other schools. We hope to inspire schools across the district to join us in our green efforts." 

—  M. Patricia Allen, Principal, Parkway School, Greenwich

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