Green Ribbon Schools Award

Recognizing and Rewarding America’s Schools for Going Green

Department of Education’s first initiative for greening public and private schools

Launched in 2011, the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program is the federal government’s first comprehensive green schools initiative and has tremendous implications for schools across the United States. Green Ribbon School awards recognize public and private schools that reduce environmental impacts and costs, improve the health of students and staff, and provide interdisciplinary environmental education.

Earth Day Network was one of the organizations integral in creating the award alongside the US Green Building Council and the Department of Education.

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