National Green Schools Society
NGSS Jr. and Elementary Chapters
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
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.
Up and coming NGSS Leadership Team Member: Matthew Hornung, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA
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.