The Illinois Green Ribbon School program recognizes schools that are leading the way to promote sustainability and environmental education. ISBE accepts applications from schools that integrate best practices in energy, water and waste management, healthy school environments, and environmental education.
School districts with fewer than 200,000 students may select one school for which they submit an application. School districts with more than 200,000 students may select two schools for which they submit applications. Additionally, a district may apply as a district rather than selecting an individual school.
Applications are scored by a panel of individuals with strong backgrounds in the three pillars. The top scoring schools are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program for consideration at the national level. Winners will be announced by the USDE on April 22, 2015.
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