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March: States submit nominees to ED for the Green Ribbon Schools recognition award. (Date to be indicated to states by USED)
April: Earth Day Week – USED announces winners.
May: USED hosts national recognition award ceremony. Local ceremonies are scheduled for fall 2012 at winning schools.
See more information at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/introduction-presentation.ppt
Just weeks after the Department of Education released the framework for the Green Ribbon Schools award, 22 states have announced their participation in this voluntary program. From Pennsylvania to California, red to blue, states are realizing the Green Ribbon Schools program is a way to achieve current goals around the improvement of their education systems.
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