Awareness Ribbons: What Does a Green Ribbon Mean?

Illustration of a green ribbon on a colorful background

There are a lot of awareness ribbons — trust us, we spent a lot of time putting together this list — and it can be challenging to know which colors are associated with which causes. 

Fortunately, we’ve got your back. At Good Good Good we’re all about celebrating the good being done in the world — and helping people make a difference in the world

And bringing awareness to important issues is a part of both of those!

Variations of awareness ribbons have been used since the middle ages — but they gained significant popularity in the early 1900s when yellow ribbons were given to U.S. soldiers. Since then, awareness ribbons have been used to represent hundreds of causes — most notably pink awareness ribbons for breast cancer and red awareness ribbons for HIV/AIDS.

In this article, we’re specifically diving into what green awareness ribbons mean and what causes they represent:

What do different green ribbons mean?

Green ribbons are most commonly used to show support or raise awareness for individuals struggling with mental health — and have increasingly been used for environmental causes. But they are also commonly associated with leukemia, kidney disease, Lyme disease, and other causes.


Green awareness ribbon on a colorful background
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bone Marrow Donation
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Depression
  • Depression
  • Dwarfism Awareness
  • Environment
  • Eye Injury Prevention
  • Fanconi’s Syndrome
  • Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
  • Fighting Climate Change
  • Freedom
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Growth and Rebuilding
  • Kidney Cancer and Disease
  • Kidney Donation
  • Leukemia
  • Literacy
  • Living Organ Donation
  • Manic Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Missing Children Mitochondrial Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Organ Donation
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Safe Driving
  • Save Darfur
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Research
  • Stem Cell Donor and Research
  • Tissue Donation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Von Hippel Lindau
  • Worker Safety

Light Green

  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Lime Green

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Gastroschisis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Mint Green

  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Ivemark Syndrome

Sea Green

  • Lisps
  • Stammering
  • Stuttering


  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver Cancer

Ready to learn more about awareness ribbons and their meanings?

We’ve collected, curated, and organized hundreds of awareness ribbon colors and their meanings. You can dive into the meaning of every color under the rainbow (plus rainbow ribbons themselves) in our guide to awareness ribbon color meanings

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