Duncan Announces Plans for Green Ribbon Schools Award
Looks like an excellent program. EEOP staff would be interested in helping schools implement the program.
There are IAQ components to the program. This might be a way to get into schools in a non-threatening way.
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Subject: [facilitymasters] Duncan Announces Plans for Green Ribbon Schools Award Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 15:06:21 -0400 From: Roger Young <roger@...> Reply-To: <facilitymasters@...> To: Facility Masters Listserv <facilitymasters@...>
Program Will Honor Schools for Excellence in Environmental Education, Sustainable Facilities and Healthy Practices
September 29, 2011
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today invited states to take part in the inaugural year of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools for reducing environmental impact on their communities, promoting healthy school environments for their own students and staff, and offering high-quality environmental education.
The program was developed by the Education Department with support and advice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).
The award aims to encourage energy and resource conservation measures that can lead to cost savings and job creation; environmental and behavioral changes to promote health and productivity among students, staff and other occupants; and the use of environmental and sustainability education to support students' preparedness for some of the nation's fastest growing employment sectors.
More information on Green Ribbon Schools can be found at http://www.ed.gov/blog/2011/09/final-plans-announced-for-green-ribbon-schools/
More of the press release is at
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