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Green Ribbon School Applications

February 6, 2013

Green Ribbon School Applications due February 15, 2013

North Dakota will be among the states participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) pilot program launched this year to recognize the highest performing green schools in each state. The award recognizes exemplary achievement in environmental impact, health and education. Green Ribbon Schools aim to cut school costs; foster health, wellness and productivity; provide a well-rounded education; strengthen the nation’s energy security; conserve natural resources; enhance achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and ensure students’ college and career preparedness.

The ND Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will accept applications until February 15, 2013. Up to four schools may be nominated from submitted applications based on their achievement of, or progress toward, the three pillars of the Green Ribbon School program: energy efficient buildings, healthy students and school environment, and environmental literacy of all graduates. There will be approximately 50 national winners selected in 2013. GRS applications can be found under “More News” on the DPI web site at

For more information, contact Lucy Fredericks  by e-mail:   or by telephone: (701) 328-1718.


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Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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