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.
The application period for the 2014-2015 Florida Green Recognition Program Is now CLOSED.
This year, the green school initiative led by the Florida Green School and District Recognition Program’s participants generated over $18 million in cost savings. Since its beginning in 2008, the program has reported more than $104 million in costs savings.
Be sure to view the impressive savings generated by the collective efforts from all the 2014-2015 participants!
Thank you to ALL the Florida’s K-12 schools and districts that participated this year. Four top schools have been identified and the school district rankings have been assigned. The results will be announced during the recognition ceremony on November 16th, at the state Learn Green Conference. A detailed email will be sent to the selected participants.
This year there will be a brief Recognition Award Ceremony which will take place during the 7th Annual Learn Green: Florida Green Schools Conference’s opening ceremony on November 16, 2015 at the Boynton Beach High School on Boynton Beach, FL.
The ranking levels for the following school districts will be announced then: Alachua, Broward, Duval, Lake, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Seminole, and Walton. In addition, the top four schools have been identified and will also be recognized during the ceremony. These schools are: Twin Lakes Elementary School – Duval, Kirby Smith Middle School – Duval, Pine Jog Elementary School – Palm Beach, and Odyssey Charter School – Brevard.
This year’s form SAMPLES can be accessed 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: