Green Ribbon Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools Awards from the U.S. Department of Education honors schools, districts and higher education institutions that save energy and reduce operating costs, create environmentally friendly learning spaces, promote student health, and incorporate environmental sustainability into the curriculum. Awardees receive a plaque and a flag for the school, local recognition, and an invitation to the national ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program is described at the Green Ribbon Schools website.

The following schools, district and college received the 2015 Minnesota nominations and national awards:

City of Lakes Waldorf School, Minneapolis                                     View City of Lakes Application 
Harambee Elementary School, Maplewood                                     View Harambee Application 
Redtail Ridge Elementary School, Savage                                       View Redtail Ridge Application 
Rockford Middle School                                                                 View Rockford Application  
University of Minnesota, Morris                                                       View UM Morris Application 
West St Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District 197                View ISD 197 Application 

View past U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awardees.

The Minnesota Department of Education, in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, nominates candidates based on an application process. The timeline includes the availability of the application in early September, submission deadline in late December, and announcement of the award in April. For further information, contact John Olson, MDE Science Specialist at 651-582-8673.