U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees to be Honored

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U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees to be Honored

Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director of Education Louisa Koch, Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder Jr., and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming will honor the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 19, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

At the awards ceremony, Ham will also announce the 2017 Green Strides Tour, with the theme “Taking Learning Outside.” The awardees are recognized for reducing their environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments and providing real-world sustainability education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century.

The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 63 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 TO EDITORS: This event will be livestreamed at 2 p.m. ET on the ED.gov Facebook page www.facebook.com/ed.gov.

Who :

Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director of Education Louisa Koch
James L. Elder Jr., executive director of the Foundation for Environmental Literacy
Anisa Heming, director, Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council

What :

Awards Ceremony for U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees

When :

2 p.m. ET, Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where :

U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building Auditorium
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.