Regional Coordinators

Green School Resources for Regional Coordinators

These resources are designed for regional coordinators: folks who work for local governments, garbage and recycling haulers, soil and water conservation districts, energy efficiency organizations or school districts and have agreed to provide technical assistance and recognition to schools in their service area. Click here to see the current list of Oregon Green Schools Coordinators.


The following tools and links will aid you in helping schools to certify as Oregon Green Schools.

Coordinator’s Manual

Find everything you want to know about how to be a Green School Coordinator in this helpful manual.

Coordinator’s Manual (to be updated soon)

Coordinator’s Responsibilities

Use this one-page checklist to help yourself organize what you need to do, to best assist your schools.

OGS Coordinator Responsibilities–2013-14


Help your schools apply to be certified as a Oregon Green Schools.

Application forms

Forms for Green, Merit and Premier levels; sample of completed application

School Certification Award Request – Required to register your school with OGSA

School Certification Award Request

Other helpful links and resources:

Waste Audit Information – Everything you need to know about conducting school waste audits

OGSA Links page – Check out the huge variety of links to information about related programs and resources.

OGSA Webinars:

2/16/17:  Webinar training featuring presentations from Jenna Mendenhall, Project Coordinator of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Project, and Kaci Radcliffe with the Oregon Department of Energy and OGSA Board Member.

The webinar covered how OELP works, and how its partners are working to:

• Enable implementation of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan in schools across Oregon.
• Promote a curriculum that includes outdoor education activities in every discipline and at every grade level
• Support educators with relevant professional development opportunities.
• Advance research and disseminate best practices and models to educators.
• Enrich our culture and advance civic life.
• Bridge gaps between classrooms and community.

Kaci provided an overview of Energy Saving Information and Resources and highlighted some basic energy concepts, energy saving practices, and resources to help educators and green team leaders.

Click here to access the webinar.

Additional Resources from the Webinar:

OGSA webinar to share with Facilities staff — Josh Vincent from the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) presents a 45 min. webinar about a law that requires all Oregon schools to have an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan in place.   If you know school custodians or others that work in facilities, this is a great resource for them!