“The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ. To that end, the award recognizes schools, districts, and IHEs that:

  1. Reduce environmental impact and costs;
  2. Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
  3. Provide effective environmental and sustainability education.”

Learn more about the U.S Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program here.

Check out highlights from the 2018 Green Ribbon Schools’ Honorees as well as closing remarks from Andrea Suarez Falken, Director of U.S DOE Green Ribbon Schools.

You can also look back at past Honorees and closing remarks here.