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 incorporate environmental sustainability into the curriculum.
The Minnesota Department of Education is nominating the following schools and district for the 2014 awards:
Chisago Lakes Middle School
Four Hawks Elementary School, Prior Lake
Waconia School District
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. The submission deadline is mid-December and announcement of the award will take place on Earth Day in April.