Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) (Schools Sector)

About the Award

Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence is one of the most credible environmental awards in Hong Kong, under which the schools sector recognises schools with excellent environmental performance.

HKAEE (Schools Sector)

The Schools Sector is further divided into three sub-sectors and all schools in Hong Kong can apply for the HKAEE.

[Application for 2022 HKAEE is now closed.]

Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
Environmental Education and Community Action Projects
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Major Activities

Winning School Visits
cum Environmental Training Workshops

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Visits to past winning schools of the Hong Kong Green School Award (HKGSA) and HKAEE will be arranged for participating schools to gain valuable insights on implementing environmental management and education.

Five Winning School Visits cum Environmental Training Workshops for 2022 HKAEE were successfully held in November and December 2022. Presentation slides of the workshops and sharing schools are available for review.

Presentation Slides Sharing

Facilitator Support

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Facilitators can be provided for schools that require guidance and advice.

Facilitators will volunteer to be responsible for mentoring schools by arranging visit(s) or sharing experience and/or providing suitable advice on green management via suitable channels.

Schools interested in having a facilitator should indicate their request when submitting their applications. The duration of support will be one school year.


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Winners of the HKAEE will be selected from a rigorous assessment process that comprises three stages:

Stage I – Initial Assessment
Self-assessment by schools on their environmental performance
(Self-assessment Questionnaire)

Stage II – Detailed Assessment
Field assessment at shortlisted schools by assessors

Stage III – Final Assessment
Winners will be selected by the Adjudicating Panel

Special Award

In addition to the 2022 HKAEE (Schools Sector), a standalone school-based special award, Best Green Education Initiative Award, is launched to recognise schools that have developed remarkable environmental education initiatives and gather good exemplars of environmental education practices in the schools sector. All pre-schools, primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong are welcome to apply.

[Application for "Best Green Education Initiative Award" is now closed.]

Best Green Education Initiative Award

More Details Self-assessmemt


(Trophy + Cash Prize)


Gold Award

Gold Award
(x 1)

Silver Award

Silver Award
(x 1)

Bronze Award

Bronze Award
(x 1)

Pre-school HK$20,000 HK$15,000 HK$10,000
Primary school HK$50,000 HK$40,000 HK$30,000
Secondary school HK$60,000 HK$50,000 HK$40,000

Or a combination deemed appropriate by the Adjudicating Panel

Participation Certificate

for each eligible school that has completed Stage 1 Initial Assessment

Complimentary Performance Report

School that has completed Stage 2 Detailed Assessment can also receive the report

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