PA Pathways to Green Schools Program – Feb 5

Posted by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on January 5, 2021

Pennsylvania has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program to recognize USDE Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awards, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awards. This is the tenth year Pennsylvania has participated in the program. The ED-GRS program was launched by the U.S. Department of Education to recognize schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education that reduce environmental impact and costs, improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff and provide effective environmental and sustainability education. Combined progress in all three of these areas, known as Pillars, serves as the basis for recognition. Each year states may nominate up to five Pre-K-12 schools or districts and one postsecondary institution for the ED-GRS program. USDE then selects and announces awardees nominated by each state in the spring. Pennsylvania’s Pathways to Green Schools Program recognizes schools across the commonwealth as they design, build, and implement environmental literacy and sustainability plans in their school, school district, or postsecondary institution in their quest to achieve ED-GRS recognition.

Green Ribbon Schools Application deadline: 6:00 PM February 5, 2021

Learn more and apply.

For questions, please contact: Tamara E. Peffer, Environment & Ecology Content Advisor, PDE:

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