Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS)

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools will recognize public and private elementary, middle and high schools that save energy, reduce costs, protect health and exemplify environmentally sustainable learning spaces and educational programs to boost academic achievement and community involvement. As with Blue Ribbon Schools Program, ED-GRS will invite Chief State School Officers, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Council for American Private Education to nominate schools, according to program requirements.

For more information on ED-Green Ribbon Schools, see: and If you would like to be kept abreast of ED-GRS announcements or be added to its contact list, please email:

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Andrea or Jim:

Andrea Suarez Falken
Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
550 12th St. SW #10077
Washington, DC 20024


James L. Elder
Director, The Campaign for Environmental Literacy
14 Jersey Lane
Manchester, MA 01944

Office: 978-526-7768
Cell: 978-609-2892