U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will announce the first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 23, at Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in September 2011 and is modeled after the Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which annually honors public and private schools that are either high performing or have significantly improved student achievement. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools are recognized for reducing their energy use and environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments, and providing effective environmental education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century.
NOTE TO EDITORS: This event will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. ET: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department