The program launched last October and now 33 states are participating in the pilot year of the Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award. If your school is located in one of the 33 participating states, learn more on how you can apply now to your state department of education to be one of up to four nominees from your state.

Modeled on the prestigious Blue Ribbon awards, Green Ribbon awards will recognize public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate high achievement toward (1) ensuring that graduates are environmentally literate, (2) eliminating their environmental footprint and improving learning conditions, and (3) creating a net positive health impact on students/staff.

For more information, go to the Department of Education website.