Green Ribbon Schools Application Deadlne
The U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) award is intended to recognize those schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school. A comprehensive approach incorporates and integrates environmental learning, while maximizing positive environmental and health impacts. The award criteria are intended to focus on measurable outcomes wherever possible.
New York State is participating in the pilot year of the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Green Ribbon Schools recognition program. This voluntary federal program rewards schools that have achieved or are making demonstrable progress toward:
• The school facility (grounds and building) has a "net zero" environmental impact;
• The school environment has a "net positive" impact on the health and performance of students and staff members; and
• The school's graduates are environmentally literate