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US Green Ribbon Schools

​​The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program honors schools that are exemplary in the three pillars of:

  • Reducing environmental impact and cost
  • Improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and
  • Providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways. 

Congratulations to Kentucky's 2023 awardees: Cardinal Valley Elementary in Fayette County and Mary G. Hogsett Primary School in Danville​!

2023-24 Nomination

To apply for nomination in the 2023-24 school year, submit the application​ by December 15, 2023.

Kentucky Application for Nomination to US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, 2023-24​

Eligible institutions:

  • Pre-K-12 schools, public and private
  • Pre-K-12 school districts
  • Institutions of higher education, public and private

Contact Wesley Bullock at​​, for more information about the nomination process.​​

Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools
500 Mero St., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5937