The successful “How Low Can You Go?” program has been recognized by the FGSN, the Miami HEAT, NOAA, and the White House as an innovative way to raise awareness of the effects of CO2 emissions on the environment and change behaviors. This competition is now open to all schools in Florida! The How Low Can You Go Energy Efficiency Challenge is a fun way to learn about energy conservation and become mindful of how the choices we make everyday impact our Earth. The competition to reduce energy consumption at school sites begins on November 15th, so time is of the essence. Contact and registration information can be found on here:
There are FOUR DAYS LEFT
to submit a FLORIDA GREEN SCHOOL PROFILE
form. The deadline for schools to apply is this Friday: September 9th, 2016.
The deadline for districts to submit a 2015-2016 FLORIDA GREEN DISTRICT form is September 23rd, 2016.
Participating school districts will receive a Ranking Level (Gold, Silver, Bronze) based on the score generated by their reported data and the percentage of schools submitting a Green School Profile under that district. From the Green School profiles received, the top schools will be recognized by the state’s program.
Encourage your schools to participate!
- SCHOOLS – Submit form HERE
- DISTRICTS – Submit form HERE
Great news!…Due to several requests, the 2015-2016 school and district submission DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED!!! The NEW deadlines are as follows:
September 9th, 2016 for SCHOOLS
September 23rd, 2016 for DISTRICTS
To complete and submit your FGSA nomination simply CLICK HERE
We look forward to receiving your nominations!!!
Congratulations to our incredible 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Awardees!! On July 20th, the U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. congratulated the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees on their achievements during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Two Florida school districts out of 15 districts and one Florida school out of 47 schools received a sustainably-crafted plaque and were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. In addition, 11 colleges and universities were honored with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award. The 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Sustainability Awardees are: Beachside Montessori Village, Hollywood, Broward County Public Schools; Alachua County Public Schools; and Orange County School District.
View the list of all selected schools and districts and summaries of each of the 73 honorees. The video can be accessed here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=t0QuhcncNnA
Today at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss announced the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees.
Two Florida school districts and one school were among the awardees! In total, across the country, total of 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
We present the 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Sustainability Awardees:
- Beachside Montessori Village, Hollywood, Broward County Public Schools
- Alachua County Public Schools
- Orange County School District
The 2016 honorees’ accomplishments will be celebrated during national recognition ceremony on July 20th at the U.S. Department of Commerce in D.C..