Last year, on its 7th year, the Florida Green School Awards Program (FGSA) sponsored by the FGSN shifted its focus to the school and school district level rather than individual projects.
The 2015-2016 Florida Green School and District Recognition Program
This is the 8th consecutive year for the state’s green recognition program.
Participating school districts will receive a Ranking Level (Gold, Silver, Bronze) based on the score received from 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 then be required to submit the school profile with an acknowledgement from a district representative such as a sustainability and energy specialist, facilities manager, STEM, health education, food service or physical education supervisor. From the Green School profiles received, the top schools will be selected and recognized by the state’s program.
Last year, the green school projects led by the Florida Green School and District Recognition Program participants generated over $18 million in cost savings. Remarkably, these costs savings were generated by just a handful of projects from just 13 districts.
UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!
The FGSN Partners encourage ALL Florida school districts to submit a 2015-2016 Florida Green District Application and call all Florida K-12 schools to complete and submit a supplemental Green School Profile. The NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE for the 2015-2016 Florida Green School and District Recognition Program is:
- SEPTEMBER 9th, 2016 for SCHOOLS.
- SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2016 for DISTRICTS.
In addition, those schools and school districts interested in participating in the 2016-2017 NATIONAL GREEN RIBBON SCHOOL PROGRAM open this Fall, are REQUIRED to have participated in the state’s 2015-2016 green recognition program by submitting one of the two forms mentioned above.
Florida Green District Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015-16GreenDistrict
Florida Green School Profile: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015-16GSchoolProfile
(Note – Both forms above need to be submitted through their respective links, and not as a PDFs). For preparation purposes and to review the questions included in these forms you can access the PDFs below:
- PDF Sample 2015-2016 Florida Green District Application
- PDF Sample 2015-2016 Green School Profile Form
Learn more about the finalists from previous years by viewing our print programs: