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
4. Schools and
5. School Districts.
THE 2013-2014 APPLICATION FOR THE FLORIDA GREEN SCHOOL AWARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE ON APRIL 18TH, 2014.
On the evening of October 29th, 2013 at the Fifth Florida Green School Awards Ceremony and Banquet, DEP’s Office of Environmental Education and the FGSN’s partners, hosted a dinner to celebrate the finalists of the 12-13 Florida Green School Awards. The honorees for the statewide competition in each of the five categories were announced during the ceremony.
The State honorees for 2012-2013 Florida Green School Awards are:
- Erin Donahue – Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School
- Service Learning Council – Timber Creek High School
- Sharon Cutler – Lawton Chiles Elementary
- Audubon Elementary School
- Broward County Public Schools
In addition, the following past awardees were honored with the Sustainable Circle Legacy Award for their continuous efforts towards green solutions and their regular appearance as finalists in their categories.:
- Mr. Escobedo’s Junior Level Class – TERRA Environmental Research Institute
- Driftwood Middle School AHW
- Duval County Public Schools – DCPS Green Champions
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 Greg Ira at 850-245-2132 or e-mail: Greg.Ira@dep.state.fl.us.