The 2015-2016 Florida Green School and District Awards Program is now CLOSED.
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 reported data and on the percentage of schools submitting a Green School Profile under that district. 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.
Below are the seven school districts and six schools awarded this 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: