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NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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   Anne Hutchinson ES students     Hampton Bays MS students     PS 57 Hubert Humphrey students

    2014 ED-GRS Honoree                               2012 ED-GRS Honoree                          2013 ED-GRS Honoree

    Anne Hutchinson ES                                     Hampton Bays MS                                PS 57 Hubert Humphrey

The ED-GRS program recognizes schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school.  A comprehensive approach incorporates environmental learning with improving environmental and health impacts.

 

The New York State Education Department is permitted to nominate up to four schools and one district to the ED-GRS.  NYSED has opted not to participate in the district award.  If four schools are nominated, one must be a public school with a 40 percent disadvantaged population and one must be a nonpublic school.  All schools must meet high college- and career-ready standards, be in compliance with federal civil rights laws, and all federal, state and local health and safety standards and regulations.

The U.S. Department of Education selects honorees from those presented by eligible nominating authorities nationwide.  Selection will be based on documentation of the applicant's exemplary achievement in all three ED-GRS Pillars:

  • Pillar I:       Reduce environmental impact and costs, including waste, water, 

    energy use and alternative transportation;

  • Pillar II:      Improve the health and wellness of students and staff, covering

    environmental health and nutrition and fitness; and

  • Pillar III:    Provide effective environmental and sustainability education,

    requiring robust environmental education that engages STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

  • TIMELINE

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  • INTEREST FORM - submit the following on-line form if you would like to receive updates regarding the NYS-GRS Program:
       
  • APPLICATION PROCESS New
    • Use the link below to submit an on-line request form to receive the NYS-GRS Application:

    • Use the link below to download the NYS-GRS Application Guide to review the process and draft answers to questions prior to starting your on-line application:
       
  • FLYERS - see following flyers with information about the NYS-GRS Program. Please feel free to give these flyers to colleagues or hand out at school events!
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  • WEBINAR - use the link below to access an archived 1-hour webinar about the 2014 NYS GRS program application - much of the information in this webinar is still relevant to the 2015 application process:

2015 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • Highlights from 2015 ED-GRS Honorees External Link Icon (07/02/15)
  • NYS GRS Program 2015 Application Scoring Results PDF icon (01/26/15)

2014 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

2013 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • New York State Schools receive 2013 US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award:

    • CROMPOND SCHOOL, YORKTOWN, NY
    • HUBERT HUMPHREY PS 057, STATEN ISLAND, NY
    • RYE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, RYE, NY
  • Highlights from 2013 ED-GRS Honorees PDF icon (4/26/13)
  • NYS GRS Program 2013 Application Scoring Results PDF icon (02/08/13)

2012 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • New York State Schools receive 2012 US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award:

    • HAMPTON BAYS MIDDLE SCHOOL, HAMPTON BAYS, NY
    • SLEEPY HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL, SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY
    • BETHLEHEM CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, DELMAR, NY
  • Highlights from 2012 ED-GRS Honorees PDF icon (06-06-12)
  • NYS GRS Program 2012 Application Scoring Results PDF icon (03/23/12)

Questions regarding the New York State Green Ribbon Schools program can be directed to:

Rosanne T. Groff, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Architect
Phone: 518.473.8486
Fax: 518.486.5918

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Last Updated: July 15, 2015