By making the GSA Leadership Commitment, your principal or superintendent is setting the stage for meaningful change, taking the steps to improve student learning outcomes and the school environment.

View a list of our signatory schools and districts

 We have 3 commitment levels:


Level I: Call to Action

To set goals, take action, and monitor and share progress along the following action areas: reduce our climate & ecological impact; educate & engage community; and connect to nature. 

Level II: Climate Steward

To calculate my organization’s carbon footprint by establishing an energy and carbon emissions baseline and achieve carbon reductions over time. 

Level III: Climate Champion

To reduce my organization’s carbon footprint by at least 30% within five years and achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.


Districts with more than 40,000 students are eligible to join the District Collaborative advisory council.
For more information, please email districts@greenschoolsalliance.org


Your school/district can make the commitment in 3 easy steps:


1. Have a conversation with your school principal or district superintendent.

We have prepared a letter template that describes Green School Alliance Leadership Commitment that we ask the principal or superintendent to sign. Then you will be asked to upload the signed letter in Step 3. Download the Commitment Letter (Word Doc).

2. You must be a member of the online community to submit the form.

The sustainability champion (probably you!) needs to be a member of the community in order to submit the commitment form. Become a member now.  

3. Submit the online Commitment Form (choose the school or district button below).

Upload your principal/superintendent's signed commitment letter and fill out a simple form with school/district details and contact information.
SCHOOL Leadership Commitment                      DISTRICT Leadership Commitment

"When the New York City Department of Education adopted its ambitious sustainability agenda, we needed to make a strong public statement about the importance of climate stewardship. Making the Green Schools Alliance leadership commitment showed clearly that New York City schools were committed at the highest level to facing our environmental challenges."
John T. Shea, Chief Executive Officer, New York City Department of Education Division of School Facilities