Mission and Values
Oregon Green Schools activates climate and sustainability leadership by providing an inclusive network and resources for students, schools and communities.
What We Do
Oregon Green Schools (OGS) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1997, that provides free sustainability assistance and support to schools across the state. We support schools in establishing and maintaining thriving resource conservation programs that shape the next generation of environmental leaders.
Our outreach is rooted in a comprehensive certification framework, student events and a network of regional coordinators that provide coaching and technical assistance. OGS connects green team leaders to learning resources and activities, funding sources and local experts that can help guide schools on their sustainability journey. We’re operated by a volunteer board of directors with funding support from sponsors and friends.
Collective Accountability and Integrity
Holistic Community Engagement
Our Commitment to Equity
Oregon Green Schools does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination based on people’s identities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic class, physical or mental abilities). OGS is committed to providing students with opportunities to learn about and engage in sustainability initiatives that reflect their cultures, values, and lived experiences. We strive to include and uplift marginalized voices in meaningful ways and to ensure that our programming holds tangible value for the communities we serve. In order to center the lives of people most impacted by social and environmental injustices, we will continue listening, learning and taking action.