Green Ribbon Schools Award
This national award from the U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools and districts that save energy and reduce operating costs, create environmentally friendly learning spaces, promote student health, and provide 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. Visit the Ed.gov Green Ribbon Schools website to learn more about the program at the national level.
The Minnesota Department of Education nominates candidates based on an application process. Submission deadline is December 18, 2013, and announcement of the award will take place in April 2014.