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School Finance: School Building Issues

Green Ribbon Schools Award

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools recognition program honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and delivering effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), civic skills, and green career pathways. Applicants may enter the competition either as a school or as a district. Massachusetts will select one or more schools or districts to be honored at the state level; those honorees are then elevated to the U.S. Department of Education where they will have the opportunity to be honored as a national Green Ribbon School winner.

2018 Award Program - Application Window Now Closed

  • Friday March 30 - Massachusetts will announce state award winners and will submit winners as our nominees to U.S. Department of Education
  • Earth Day (Sunday April 22) - Honorees announced by U.S. Department of Education
  • Summer/Fall - Honorees awarded at a U.S. Department of Education national ceremony

Resources

Past Winners from Massachusetts

2017

  • None

2016

  • Littleton Public Schools (District Award)

2015

  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Hingham Public School District, Hingham High School
  • Cambridge Public Schools (District Award)

2014

  • Boston Public Schools, Boston Latin School

2013

  • Manchester-Essex Regional School District, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle High School
  • Quincy School District, Quincy High School
  • Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (District Award)
  • The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA (private)

For more information, please contact:
Matthew Deninger, Director of Resource Allocation Strategy and Planning at ESE.



Last Updated: March 21, 2018
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