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Missouri Schools Honored By U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Program

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:44

Four Missouri schools were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Green Ribbon Schools on Wednesday for their progress in the area of sustainability:

  • Claymont Elementary School (Parkway C-2; Ballwin)
  • Highcroft Ridge Elementary School (Parkway C-2; Chesterfield)
  • Herculaneum High School (Dunklin R-V; Herculaneum)
  • Raintree School (St. Louis)

Across the country, a total of 35 schools, 14 districts and four postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to address the three “pillars” of the program: reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness, and ensuring effective sustainability education. The honorees were named from a pool of candidates nominated by 28 states.

The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found by visiting https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/awards.html.