The 2016-2017 Florida Green School District Award application is now available.
This is the 8th consecutive year for the state’s green recognition program.
Participating school districts receive a Ranking Level (Gold, Silver, Bronze) based on the score received from their district application. Click on the Florida Department of Education memorandum to access the link to the application. Deadline is on September 5th, 2017.
Below are the seven school districts and six schools awarded on the 2015-2016 year for their outstanding achievements:
Districts and level achieved
- The School District of Palm Beach County – Gold
- Broward County Public Schools – Silver
- Duval County Public Schools – Silver
- Pasco County Public Schools – Bronze
- Hernando County Public Schools- Bronze
- Lake County Public Schools – Bronze
- Nassau County Public Schools – Bronze
Top Green Schools
- Driftwood Middle School, Hollywood
- Northboro Elementary School, West Palm Beach
- Bright Futures Academy Charter School, Palm Beach Gardens
- Air Base K-8 Center, Homestead
- Castle Creek Elementary School, Orlando
- Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville
The 2015-16 environmental reduction impacts generated by the collective efforts from all the participants are remarkable: nearly 44 million kWh of electricity, over 48 million gallons of water and more than 50 million pounds of recycled materials were saved. Over 45,000 people were directly reached by the green school initiatives and nearly $9 million in gross cost savings were generated.
Those schools and school districts interested in participating in the 2016-2017 NATIONAL GREEN RIBBON SCHOOL PROGRAM open in Fall, are REQUIRED to have participated in the state’s green recognition program first.
Learn more about the finalists from previous years by viewing our print programs: