Facilities Planning

NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

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    Warwick Elementary     Warwick High School   Students learning in the outdoor classroom

              2018 ED-GRS                                      2018 ED-GRS                                  2016 ED-GRS Honoree

     Park Avenue Elementary                Warwick Valley High School           Schuylerville Elementary School

THE 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS CHANGED TO DECEMBER 14, 2018 AT 3PM!

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2018 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS

WARWICK VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WARWICK VALLEY HIGH 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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  • MAILING LIST
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  • 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:

2018 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

  • (2) New York State Schools nominated to US Department of Education for recognition:

    • PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WARWICK, NY
    • WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL, WARWICK, NY
  • Highlights from 2018 ED-GRS Honorees (08/28/18)

2017 NEW YORK STATE GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

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, Senior Architect
Phone: 518.486.2046
Fax: 518.486.5918

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Last Updated: November 2, 2018