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.
The Kentucky Green Schools (KGS)
program is designed to inspire students to develop environmentally friendly behavior and to feel empowered to take active steps toward creating a greener and healthier world—starting with their local environment at school.