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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. 

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

2023-24 Nomination

Applications for nomination in the 2023-24 school year are closed.

2024-25 Nomination

The application for nomination for the 2024-25 school year will be available in summer 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 or to be notified when the application is released.