Registration Now Open For Green Ribbon Schools Competition

The Department of Education is now accepting applications for the Green Ribbon Schools and School District Sustainability Award programs through December 20.

Schools are a logical place for children to begin learning about their connection to the environment. Many public and private schools across Pennsylvania are implementing green practices, technologies and curricula that help students develop their understanding of the effect of our actions on our natural resources.

Last year, Pennsylvania had the most schools of any state in the nation—47—to submit applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program. Four Pennsylvania winners were chosen, the most allowed in the competition.

This comprehensive recognition program celebrates schools that have made significant achievements towards increasing environmental and sustainability literacy, reducing the school’s environmental footprint and creating a healthy community for students and staff.

The application process, coordinated by the Pa. Department of Education, is now open for the 2013 awards. If a school in your community is making strides toward energy efficient buildings and a healthy school environment, suggest to school administrators they apply to this program.

Read more about last year’s winners and how to apply by visiting the Pathways To Green Schools website.


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