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Education Awards

Green Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program celebrates schools and districts making significant progress towards:

  • Pillar 1: Reducing environmental impact and costs.
  • Pillar 2: Improving the health and wellness of students and staff.
  • Pillar 3: Providing effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways.

How are Green Ribbon Schools/Districts selected?
Schools and districts complete an online application. A state committee scores completed applications. The state may nominate up to four schools or districts. Public and private schools are eligible to apply however only one private school may be nominated. The state committee also selects schools and districts that excel in one or more of the pillars as Washington State Green School and District leaders. 

OSPI forwards state finalists to the U.S. Department of Education (US-ED). US-ED chooses national award recipients from this group.

Who can apply?
Public, private schools and public districts are eligible.

How are Green Ribbon Schools/Districts recognized?
State finalists and national award recipients attend several statewide events, receive an award and join a state team of green leaders. US-ED invites national award recipients to a ceremony in Washington DC.

What if my school or district doesn’t meet all the benchmarks?
The Green Ribbon Schools program is ambitious. You should apply if you meet some benchmarks and are making significant progress towards meeting others.

2014-15 Timeline
September: OSPI launches application.
January 9: Applications due to OSPI.
February 1: OSPI submits state finalists to US-ED.
April 22: US-ED announces national award recipients.
July 22: US-ED hosts national award ceremony.

2014 Awardees

For more information, please contact Washington’s program coordinator Gilda Wheeler.

 


2014-15 Green Ribbon School Applications

Congratulations to the 2014 Green Ribbon School and District Awardees!

US ED 2014 Green Ribbon School and District Awardees:

  • Shadow Lake Elementary School — Maple Valley
  • The Bertschi School — Seattle
  • Vancouver School District — Vancouver

Washington State 2014 Green School and District Leader Awardees:

  • Carl Sandburg Elementary (Kirkland) — Green School Leader Award
    (Pillar 1)
  • Issaquah School District — Green District Leader Award (Pillar 1)
  • Liberty Middle School (Camas) — Green School Leader Award
    (Pillar 1)
  • Ocosta School District — Green District Leader Award (Pillars 1
    and 2)
  • Tahoma School District — Green District Leader Award (Pillars 1, 2, and 3
  • Villa Academy (Seattle) — Green School Leader Award (Pillars 1 and 3)

Previous award winners

 

Green Ribbon Schools Partners

E 3 EPA
Facing the Future King County Green Schools
Pacific Education Institute Washington Green Schools
Wildlife Federation Western Washington University

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