Green Prize in Public Education

Posted by on January 30, 2011

National Environmental Education Foundation Invites Applications From K-12 Public Schools for Green Prize in Public Education
Deadline: February 15, 2011

The National Environmental Education Foundation, with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, invites K-12 public schools across the United States to demonstrate how they have successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school in an innovative, sustainable, and replicable way.

School-wide greening initiatives may impact the entire school or school community in any number of ways, including academics, operations, grounds and facilities, and/or community engagement efforts.

A school does not necessarily need to have “greened” across all these areas in order to be eligible for the award. Applicants can demonstrate only green academics, for example, or only greening through daily operations, or any combination of these elements. However, prospective applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the comprehensive and holistic nature of their greening initiative and how different members of the school community, including students, teachers, administrators, maintenance staff, parents, and community partners, have been involved.

The winning school will receive an award of $10,000, while two schools will win $5,000 merit awards to further their greening efforts.

Visit the NEEF Web site for complete program information.

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