Florida Green School Awards

The 2014 Florida Green School Award recipients for each division: School, Class, District, SLCA, Students, Teacher (Left to Right)

The 2013-2014 Florida Green School Award recipients for each division: School, Class, District, SLCA, Students, Teacher (Left to Right)

For six years, the Florida Green School Awards Program (FGSA) sponsored by the FGSN recognized the efforts of K-12 students, teachers, schools, and school districts that strengthen health, efficiency and academic achievement. This year, while continuing to recognize leadership in these areas, the Network will focus on the school district level rather than individual schools and projects.The 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application has been simplified. School districts will receive a score based on their reported data and on the number of schools submitting a Green School Profile under that district. While not required, the more green school profiles submitted along with a district application, the higher the district application will be rated. However, if a district chooses not to apply then an individual school may still submit a green school profile. The individual school will be required to submit the school profile with acknowledgement from a district representative such as a sustainability and energy specialist, facilities manager, STEM, health education, food service or physical education supervisor.

Last year, the green school projects led by the Florida Green School Award participants generated over $21 million in cost savings. Remarkably, these costs savings were generated by just a handful of projects from 14 districts. This year, by concentrating efforts on school districts, the FGSN believes the potential for reducing environmental impacts and increasing costs savings is even greater.

The FGSN Partners encourage ALL Florida school districts to submit a 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application and calls all Florida K-12 green schools to complete and submit a supplemental Green School Profile to their districts.

The application period for the 2014-2015 Florida Green School Awards Program will be open from April 22 through September 14, 2015. The links to the district application and school profile forms will be available below on April 22nd. (Both forms have to be submitted through their respective links, not as a PDF form)

  • Florida Green District Application
  • Green School Profile Form

For preparation purposes and to review the questions included in these forms you can access the PDFs below:

  • PDF – 2014-2015 Florida Green District Application
  • PDF – 2014-2015 Green School Profile Form

 

Learn more about the finalists from previous years by viewing our print programs:

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2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

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.