Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge

Join the Challenge!

Earth Charter Indiana and the City of Indianapolis are thrilled to launch the second year of the Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge. The inaugural year of the challenge certified 53 green schools from all corners of Marion County, and granted 31 schools funding for 51 unique sustainability projects.

Students, educators and parents are engaging with sustainability education and forging solutions - equipping our community with the knowledge and tools most needed today and in the future. If you haven’t yet joined the challenge, we hope you will this year!

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Our Mission

Our mission is to engage and energize students, educators and parents around projects that enhance their understanding and ownership of sustainability.

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Earth Charter Indiana

Earth Charter Indiana is a state-wide nonprofit organization seeking to inspire and advance sustainable, just and peaceful living in Indiana. Our focus is on intergenerational education and action in the face of the climate crisis, what we can do to mitigate the crisis, and how we can adapt with equity, dignity and resilience.

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City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability, also known as SustainIndy, uses best practices in sustainability to enhance the quality of life for all residents in Indianapolis and Marion County. Under the leadership of Mayor Joe Hogsett, SustainIndy promotes an environmentally sustainable city through various programs and initiatives like Knozone, Thrive Indianapolis, and participating in the American Cities Climate Challenge.

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If your school is seriously interested in applying and would like to learn more, let us know. We would be more than happy to answer all your questions. You can also sign up to receive updates about the program.