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US Green Ribbon Schools

US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools logoThe 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 2020 awardees: Redwood Cooperative School and Fayette County Public Schools!

2020-21 Nomination

To apply for nomination in the 2020-21 school year, submit the application​ by November 30, 2020:

Kentucky Application for Nomination to US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, 2020-21​

Eligible institutions:

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

Contact Michelle Berendsen, Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Coordinator, at, for more information about the nomination process.​​