INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education today congratulated the Indiana recipients of the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award. The awarded schools included Burris Laboratory School of Muncie and Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen.
“Preparing children for a bright and active future means teaching lessons both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Both Burris Laboratory and Bethany Christian have created an atmosphere that stresses the importance of personal and external sustainability through physical wellbeing and environmental care and concern. I personally congratulate these schools for being recipients of this award.”
Green Ribbon Schools are recognized for their ability to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education by displaying promising practices and resources that all can employ. The award recognizes winners who excel in the areas of reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff, and providing an environmental education, incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), civic skills, and green career pathways. Combined progress in all three areas serves as the basis for recognition. In total, 63 schools received the 2017 Green Ribbon Schools Award.
For more information on the Green Ribbon Schools Award program, please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools. For a report highlighting all 63 winning schools, please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/highlights-2017.pdf. To learn more about Indiana’s participation in the Green Ribbon Schools Award program, please visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/green-ribbon-schools.