Schools, districts, colleges and universities do not apply for the award to ED, but to their state education authorities. Candidates must contact their state departments of education (or equivalent DoDEA or BIE jurisdictions) or state higher education authorities for information on selection in each state.
K-12 State Contacts
Higher Education State Contacts
Contacts for Schools and Children's Environmental Health at the U.S. EPA
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Green Strides Newsletter
Please note: ED's award is called "U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools" and has "District Sustainability Award" and "Postsecondary Sustainability Award" categories. "Green Ribbon Schools" without the "U.S. Department of Education" is not ED's award, but instead is a separate program overseen by another organization.