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.2018-19 Minnesota School National Award
- Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake
View their application and those of past awardees.
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award
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, and announcement of the award in May or June. For further information, contact John Olson, MDE Science Specialist (651-582-8673).
2019-20 Higher Education Green Ribbon Schools Application - 10/24/19
2019-20 School and District Green Ribbon Schools Application - 10/22/19
Green Ribbon Schools Award Flyer - 10/22/19
Minnesota Green Schools Resources - 11/27/18
Examples of Data Requested on Green Ribbon Schools Application - 10/31/18