An Education Built to Last, Webinars and New Resources

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U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools: For An Education Built to Last

Last week President Obama asked us to work together to create an America built to last -- one that thrives on innovation, collaboration, affordable education and spending within our means.   As part of this effort, the U.S. Department of Education is working to encourage sustainable schools where facilities, health and education practices combine to support the nation’s needs in the long term. Read more>>>


Webinar Wednesdays | Clean, Green and Healthy Schools

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has been hosting a Clean, Green and Healthy Schools webinar series every Wednesday for six weeks starting on January 18, 2012 at 3:30 MST (or 5:30 PM EST). The webinar series is designed for schools serving tribal communities but OPEN TO ALL school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. Details here


Secretary Duncan to Speak About ED-Green Ribbon Schools at 2nd Annual Green Schools National Conference

On February 27-28, Green Schools will take center stage when Secretary Duncan delivers the keynote address at the Green Schools National Conference.  Find more information about the event.


Department of Defense and the Interior Schools Take Part in the Green Revolution 

More than 30 states, the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Defense have begun their searches for school nominees to U.S. Department of Education in the pilot year of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Find an application for the nomination in the state where your school is located here.


Consult Our Expanded Resource Pages with New Grants and STEM Listings

This week you’ll find enhanced financial and STEM listings, in addition to programs, standards and volunteer resources to support your school greening efforts.


Tell friends to sign up for Green Ribbon Updates. And don’t forget to connect with U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools on Facebook!