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NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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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.  New York State 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 private 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.

2015 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • 2015 NYS GRS Program Timeline PDF icon (29KB) (09/10/14) (coming soon)
  • NYS GRS Program 2015 Application Guide Word Document Icon Image (152KB) (09/10/14)  (coming soon)
  • NYS GRS Program 2015 On-Line ApplicationExternal Link Image Icon (09/10/14)  (coming soon)
  • 1-Hour WEBINAR about NYS Green Ribbon Program and Application Process - follow this link for access to the archived webinar (09/05/14)

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, Senior Architect
Phone: 518.473.8486
Fax: 518.486.5918

 

Last Updated: September 10, 2014