U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Announce U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awards

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Persiacepe will announce the second annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and first-ever District Sustainability Awardees at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 22 at Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

The ED-GRS schools are recognized for reducing their environmental impact, including energy use, waste and water; creating healthy learning environments and fostering wellness practices; and providing effective environmental education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century, including STEM and civics. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here.

NOTE TO EDITORS: This event will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. ET.