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NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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   Anne Hutchinson ES students     Hampton Bays MS students    Students learning in the outdoor classroom

    2014 ED-GRS Honoree                             2012 ED-GRS Honoree                     2016 ED-GRS Honoree

     Anne Hutchinson ES                                 Hampton Bays MS                   Schuylerville Elementary School

 

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (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 ED-GRS.  NYSED is currently developing a district-wide application.  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 and FAQs

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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
    • 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:

2016 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

2015 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

2014 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

2013 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • (3) New York State Schools named 2013 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School:

    • 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:

  • (3) New York State Schools named 2012 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School:

    • 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:

Sara Madison, RA, LEED Green Associate, Education Specialist
Phone: 518.486.2046
Fax: 518.486.5918

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Last Updated: July 7, 2017