Hawaii Announces Participation in Green Ribbon Schools Award ProgramPosted On: Feb 01, 12
The U.S. Department of Education will begin recognizing public and private elementary, middle, and high schools through the newly created Green Ribbon Schools program. This program is looking for schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement. In this pilot year, Hawaii will nominate up to four schools, one of which will be a private school. Schools will be selected based on their ability to reach the goals of the three Green Ribbon School Pillars and Elements according to the framework provided by the U. S. Department of Education. The deadline to complete the online application is February 11, 2011.
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