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Now that the 2012 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools are recognized, the Department has refined the selection guidance it provides to state nominating authorities to make for a smoother competition for states and schools in the second year. Read more >>>
34 state authorities have indicated that they intend to nominate schools to ED. State education agencies should indicate their intent to nominate schools in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30th. Schools cannot apply directly to ED and must be nominated by their state education agency. Their participation is voluntary and may depend on hearing from interested schools.
The Green Strides Webinar Series continues this month to help all schools reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and provide effective education for the challenges of the 21st century. July Green Strides Webinar Series feature U.S. Environmental Protection Agency experts and programs:
July 18, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Reducing Radon in Schools
July 25, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs
Aug. 1, 2012, 2-3 p.m.: Improving Air Quality with Transportation Changes
Sign up for Green Strides Webinar Series updates here.
Inquire with your state authority if you are interested in applying for its nomination. Most states will publish their selection processes in early fall. Remember that your school must apply through an eligible nominating authority as listed in the award criteria. Each authority may nominate between three and 14 schools.