U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots, and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Mark Schaefer will honor the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 22, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
At the awards ceremony, Secretary Duncan will also announce the legs of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour.
The awardees are recognized for reducing their environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments and fostering wellness practices and providing effective environmental education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century, including science, technology, mathematics, engineering and civics.
The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found
here. A report with highlights on the 57 honorees can be found here. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three pillars of the award can be found here.
NOTE: Due to building security, only registered press may attend. Those interested in attending must register with firstname.lastname@example.org by July 18 for a press pass.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Mike Boots, acting chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Mike Schaefer, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Awards Ceremony for U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees.