For six years the Florida Green School Awards Program (FGSA), sponsored by the FGSN, recognized the efforts of K-12 students, teachers, schools, and school districts that strengthen health, efficiency and academic achievement. This year, while continuing to recognize leadership in these areas, the program will focus on the school district level rather than individual schools and projects.The 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application has been simplified. School districts will receive a score based on their reported data and on the percentage of schools submitting a Green School Profile under that district. However, if a district chooses not to apply then an individual school may still submit a green school profile. The individual school will be required to submit the school profile with acknowledgement from a district representative such as a sustainability and energy specialist, facilities manager, STEM, health education, food service or physical education supervisor.
Last year, the green school projects led by the Florida Green School Award participants generated over $21 million in cost savings. Remarkably, these costs savings were generated by just a handful of projects from 14 districts. This year, by concentrating efforts on school districts, the FGSN believes the potential for reducing environmental impacts and increasing costs savings is even greater.
The FGSN Partners encourage ALL Florida school districts to submit a 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application and call all Florida K-12 green schools to complete and submit a supplemental Green School Profile.
The application period for the 2014-2015 Florida Green School Awards Program will be open from April 22 through September 14, 2015. The links to the district application and school profile forms are found below. (Both forms have to be submitted through their respective links, not as a PDF form)
- To submit a 14-15 Florida Green District Application click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/14-15FGSADistrictApplication
- To submit a 14-15 Green School Profile Form click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/14-15GreenSchoolProfile
For preparation purposes and to review the questions included in these forms you can access the PDFs below:
- PDF sample – 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application
- PDF sample – 2014-2015 Green School Profile Form
Learn more about the finalists from previous years by viewing our print programs:
For more information on the Florida Green School Awards please contact Romina Sola at 239-338-8758 or e-mail: Romina.Sola@dep.state.fl.us.