Florida Green School Awards

In 2009, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and a host of community partners, recognized the environmental achievements of students, teachers, classes, schools, and school districts through the first annual Florida Green School Awards.

Announced during Earth Day at the Capitol, on April 22, 2009, the Florida Green School Awards will be presented each year and will recognize green school awards in five categories:

FGSN Partners (DEP, DOE, DOH) presenting award to Erin Donahue awardee student category

1. Students,
2. Classes,
3. Teachers,
4. Schools and
5. School Districts.

The NEW 2013-2014 Florida Green School Awards application period is NOW OPEN!  

We encourage all Florida K-12 students, faculty, schools (public or private), and district administrators to participate in this statewide award program. The data and information submitted on this application should reflect achievements from the 2013-2014 school year.

 The nomination deadline is:

  • July 25, 2014 for Projects (i.e., small, typically single topic initiatives led by students, teachers, or classes) EXTENDED DEADLINE!
  • July 25, 2014 for Schools EXTENDED DEADLINE!
  • Sept. 15, 2014 for School Districts EXTENDED DEADLINE to Sept. 15th, 2014!  

Note: Since the online nomination process does not permit you to save a partially completed form and return to finish it later, it is important to have all the information on hand when you begin to fill out the nomination form. It is recommended that you write your narrative sections in a Word document and cut-and-paste them into the official nomination form when ready. The 2013-2014 FGSA application form has been redesigned in order to simplify the process of applying.


For preparation purposes, below you will find PDF and Word versions of the applications which list the questions for each specific category:

PROJECTS: PDF and Word version

SCHOOLS: PDF and Word version

DISTRICTS: PDF and Word version


** TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION CLICK HERE or copy and paste the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FGSA_13-14

The judging period will begin in August. Three finalists in each category will be identified in the Fall, and the statewide honorees will be announced in October or November, 2014.

The 2012-2013 green school projects led by our participants generated over $30 million in cost savings. Since 2008, over $66 million have been saved through Green School Projects in Florida.

The Florida Green School Awards program has become part of a larger Network, the Florida Green School Network; a partnership between Florida’s DEP, DOE, DOH, and Sustainable Florida.

Learn more about the finalists from previous years by viewing the 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.