Best of Green Schools Award finalists announced

Published on: 
3 May 2021
Author: 
Kristen Keim

The Center for Green Schools, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network, has announced the finalists for the 2021 Best of Green Schools Awards. The awards celebrate the leaders—individuals, schools, campuses and organizations—advancing our shared vision of green schools.

We received an impressive list of nominations for these categories, each deserving of celebration for their accomplishments. In order to elevate more leaders in our movement, our organizations created finalist status for five categories. These finalists represent the tremendous strides that green school leaders took this year, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The winners of the Best of Green Schools and Green Apple Awards will be announced at the virtual Green School Conference on June 29. In the lead-up to the live announcement at the conference, please join us in celebrating these finalists for their accomplishments in the 2020–2021 school year.

2021 Best of Green Schools finalists

K–12 School Award

Green School Bali | Bali, Indonesia

Bluestone Elementary | Harrisonburg, Virginia

Fletcher Middle School | Jacksonville Beach, Florida

School System Award

Woodland Hills School District | Braddock, Pennsylvania

Los Angeles Unified School District | Los Angeles, California

Compton Unified School District | Compton, California

Educator Award

Jeff Rivero

Tina Nilsen Hodges

Pamela Weinstein

Michele Curreri Collaborator Award

National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative

Dream in Green

Roots of Success Environmental Literacy and Work Readiness Program

Student Leader Award

Angel-Hannah Akinleye

Lana Perice

Please note that we are not announcing finalists for the Business Leader or Advocate award categories. The winners in these two categories will be announced at the conference, alongside the winners in the above five categories.

In its 11th year, the Green Schools Conference is the largest gathering of all those who advocate for healthy, green schools: those who lead, design, operate and teach in PreK–12 schools. Produced in partnership between the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Green Schools National Network, the conference offers education and networking opportunities focused on creating healthy school environments, driving culture and behavior change, designing schools for the future, and engaging and empowering students. Register for the conference now to attend the award ceremony and receive early bird pricing.

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