Putnam Indian Field School was recognized as a Connecticut Green LEAF School in the spring of 2016. The program, Connecticut’s process for nominating schools for the Federal Green Ribbon School program, encourages schools to step up as environmental leaders.
The Connecticut Green LEAF Schools program is a collaborative effort of the Connecticut Departments of Construction Services, Education, Energy and Environmental Protection and Public Health, as well as many Connecticut environmental and educational organizations created to promote green and healthy schools for all. The Connecticut Green LEAF Schools program recognizes organizations that have made significant progress toward greening their schools, as well as those that are just beginning. The program guides and recognizes schools for striving toward three essential goals:
- Provide effective environmental and sustainability education
- Improve the health and wellness of students and staff
- Reduce environmental impact and cost
PIFS has made a commitment to this journey with other Green LEAF Schools. Green Committee members, with representation of the Board, parents, administration and staff, are working together to make PIFS safer, healthier and and an environmental leader in the community.