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.