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 2013-2014 finalists have been identified and are invited to the Florida Green School Awards Ceremony and Banquet on October 8th, 2014 at the Streamsong Resort, where the statewide winners will be announced. The venue is located in Polk County, just one hour outside of Tampa and about 30 minutes south of Lakeland.


The finalists for the 2013-2014 Florida Green School Awards include:

Class Finalists 

13-14 Seventh Grade Life Science Class, Unity School, Palm Beach County

Fay Martinez’s Class, The Cushman School, Miami-Dade County

Gulf Elementary 4th and 5th Grade, Lee County

Service Learning Council, Timber Creek High School, Orange County

Student Finalists    

Environmental Club Miami Spring Middle School, Miami-Dade County

Jesse Martin, Odyssey Charter School, Brevard County

Nature Know it Alls Group, Hobe Sound Elementary School, Martin County

Teacher Finalists

Dee Wainwright, Eagles Landing Middle School, Martin County

Linda Gancitano, Driftwood Middle School Academy for Health and Wellness, Broward County

Missy O’Connor, Hobe Sound Elementary School, Martin County

School Finalists 

Castle Creek Elementary, Orange County

Eagles Landing Middle School, Palm Beach County

Odyssey Charter School, Brevard County

School District Finalists

Alachua County School District

Orange County Public Schools

Seminole County Public Schools


If you are interested in obtaining tickets to the awards banquet, please visit: https://classiclimos.wufoo.com/forms/z3glggi036294g/ and select the Florida Green School Awards option.

The 2013-2014 green school projects led by our participants generated over $21 million in cost savings. Since 2008, over $87 million have been saved through Green School Projects in Florida. THANK YOU to all applicants!!

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.