Green Ribbon Schools
The Green Ribbon Schools Award 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 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.
2017-18 Minnesota School and College Nominations and National awards
• Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
• Moreland Arts and Health and Magnet School, West St. Paul
• North Park Elementary School, Fridley
• River’s Edge Academy, St. Paul
View a summary of each of the school’s accomplishments at Green Ribbon School Award Highlights pages 98-108.
View the applications of each school and those of past awardees.
2018-19 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award--Applications Now Available!
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE), nominates candidates based on an application process. The timeline includes the availability of the application in early September, submission deadline of January 11, 2019, and announcement of the award in May or June. For further information, contact John Olson, MDE Science Specialist, at 651-582-8673.
Minnesota Green Schools Resources - 11/27/18
Green Ribbon Schools Award Flyer - 11/16/18
2018-19 School and District Green Ribbon Schools Application - 11/9/18
2018-19 Higher Education Green Ribbon Schools Application - 11/9/18
Examples of Data Requested on Green Ribbon Schools Application - 10/31/18