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:
4. Schools and
5. School Districts.
The 2013-2014 finalists celebrated their green achievements at the Florida Green School Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 8. More than 60 attendees gathered at Streamsong Resort, in Polk County, and the honorees for the statewide competition in each of the five categories were announced.
The Honorees for the 2013-2014 Florida Green School Awards are:
Student Category: MSMS Environmental Club, Miami Spring Middle School, Miami-Dade County
Class Category: Gulf Elementary 4th and 5th Grade class, Lee County
Teacher Category: Linda Gancitano, Driftwood Middle School Academy, Broward County
School Category: Eagles Landing Middle School, Palm Beach County
District Category: Orange County Public Schools
Additionally, the Service Learning Council at Timber Creek High School in Orange County was awarded the 2014 Sustainable Legacy Circle Award.
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 our 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.