Green Schoolyards America partners with school districts and public agencies across the U.S. to establish large-scale living schoolyard programs that transform school grounds into ecologically-rich, park-like green spaces. Its goal is to improve children’s health, learning, and happiness while contributing to communities’ ecological and climate resilience. Green Schoolyards America is working to change the norm for school ground design, use, and management so all children will have access to the natural world in the places they already visit on a daily basis. The project centers equity in our work and collaborates with communities that have the greatest need for educational, environmental, health, and open-space improvements.
Location: Berkeley, California
Director: Sharon Danks
Address: c/o Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, California 94704