Wisconsin participates in the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. Schools, districts, and early learning centers seeking nomination must submit an online application by December 1 each year. Applications are reviewed each winter, and winners are announced close to Earth Day each spring.
The award recognizes schools, districts, early learning centers, and IHEs* that:
· Reduce environmental impact and costs;
· Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
· Provide effective environmental and sustainability education.
The online application is the same one used for Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin. The application can be completed over time and not all questions need to be answered.
For questions, contact Victoria Rydberg, DPI Environmental Education Consultant at (608) 266-0419.