The U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognition award honors schools, school districts, and Institutes of Higher Education for excellence in resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability education. The recognition award is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education (ED) effort to identify and communicate practices that result in improved student engagement, academic achievement, graduation rates, and workforce preparedness; and reinforces federal efforts to increase energy independence and economic security.
California K-12 public and private schools, early learning centers, and school districts are eligible to seek ED-GRS nomination from the California Department of Education (CDE).
Four items which are important to keep in mind:
California Green Ribbon Schools are recognized in the following manner:
Meiners Oaks Elementary is constantly evaluating the three pillars are striving to become more green. In the next certification cycle, MOE will be applying for Gold Level.