Best Moment for the Movement

U.S. Department of Education, Green Ribbon Schools

Green Ribbon Schools is the first comprehensive and coordinated federal initiative to focus on the intersection of environment, health and education.


  • The Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.

  • 33 states, Washington D.C. and the Bureau of Indian Education have announced they will nominate schools for this award.

  • The program aims to achieve its goals by encouraging coordination between the public (at federal, state and local levels), for-profit and non-profit sectors and among schools.