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Green Schools Attends U.S Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony

Posted by Tammy Thornton on June 24, 2015
Pictured: Adrienne Currin, Green Schools Board Member & Community Relations Manager, Planet Aid, Andrea Suarez Falken, Director, U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, U.S. Department of Education, Vicki Arthur, Education Specialist US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Don Yu, Chief Schools Transformation Officer at U.S. Department of the Interior, and Robin Organ, Green Schools Executive Director
Pictured: Adrienne Currin, Green Schools Board Member & Community Relations Manager, Planet Aid, Andrea Suarez Falken, Director, U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, U.S. Department of Education, Vicki Arthur, Education Specialist US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Don Yu, Chief Schools Transformation Officer at U.S. Department of the Interior, and Robin Organ, Green Schools Executive Director

Pictured: Adrienne Currin, Green Schools Board Member & Community Relations Manager, Planet Aid, Andrea Suarez Falken, Director, U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, U.S. Department of Education, Vicki Arthur, Education Specialist US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Don Yu, Chief Schools Transformation Officer at U.S. Department of the Interior, and Robin Organ, Green Schools Executive Director

Green Schools was a proud supporter of the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools national ceremony.  Our commitment to this recognition award allowed Green Ribbon Schools to honor 58 schools, 14 districts, nine postsecondary institutions, and one state official with plaques.

Read the closing remarks from Andrea Suarez Falken, Director of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Read highlights of the 2015 Honorees

View photos of the ceremony and evening reception

Watch video of the event

Schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions should look into the many resources and webinars on their Green Strides pages so that youmay reduce environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.


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Posted by Tammy Thornton on June 23, 2015
Matthew Hornung (pictured in green) with other members of the team after a solar campaign

Up and coming NGSS Leadership Team Member: Matthew Hornung, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA

Matthew Hornung (pictured in green) with other members of the team after a solar campaign

Matthew Hornung (pictured center in green) with other members of the team after a solar campaign

I was recruited to join the Wellesley Middle School Green Team when I was in the sixth grade. Since then, I have become more involved with different local and state organizations pertaining to sustainability as I have learned more about the benefits of and need for sustainability.

No specific person gets all the credit for inspiring me to become involved in helping the environment; simply spending time outdoors and in the world has made me come to appreciate it. If I had to choose, doing service work and exploring the world with the Boy Scouts has really helped me connect with the environment around me by exposing it to me first hand.

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