Congratulations to our incredible 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Awardees!! On July 20th, the U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. congratulated the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees on their achievements during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Two Florida school districts out of 15 districts and one Florida school out of 47 schools received a sustainably-crafted plaque and were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. In addition, 11 colleges and universities were honored with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award. The 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Sustainability Awardees are: Beachside Montessori Village, Hollywood, Broward County Public Schools; Alachua County Public Schools; and Orange County School District.
View the list of all selected schools and districts and summaries of each of the 73 honorees. The video can be accessed here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=t0QuhcncNnA
Today at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss announced the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees.
Two Florida school districts and one school were among the awardees! In total, across the country, total of 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
We present the 2016 Florida Green Ribbon School and District Sustainability Awardees:
- Beachside Montessori Village, Hollywood, Broward County Public Schools
- Alachua County Public Schools
- Orange County School District
The 2016 honorees’ accomplishments will be celebrated during national recognition ceremony on July 20th at the U.S. Department of Commerce in D.C..
The 8th Annual Statewide recognition program is NOW OPEN! We encourage all Florida K-12 schools and school districts to apply for this important program. We are eager to learn about your Green School initiatives and success stories!
To learn more about the Florida Green School and District Recognition Program, please CLICK HERE
The first Earth Day was in 1970, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, people continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of example. Earth Day is here and it is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. Our Home should be honored every day!
Please find a sampling of Earth Day events open to the public below: http://www.earthday.org/
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and Managing Director of the White House Council of Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss will announce Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. ET the 2016 U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. The announcement will be made on the Department’s YouTube channel.
Forty-seven schools, 15 school districts and 11 postsecondary institutions will be honored this year. The honorees are being recognized for reducing their environmental impact, including energy use, waste, transportation, and water; creating healthy learning environments and fostering wellness practices; and providing effective sustainability education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century.