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US Dept of Ed 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. 

2024 Awards

Congratulations to Kentucky's 2024 award recipients!

  • ​Arlington Elementary School, Fayette County
  • Robert D. Johnson Elementary School, Fort Thomas

2024-25 Nomination

Kentucky schools may apply for nomination next school year using the application for nomination. Applications are due December 13, 2024.

​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.