Three VT Schools Nominated as Green Ribbon Schools

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/07 2014 12:30PM

Updated 02/07 2014 06:14PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Three Vermont schools were nominated by the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) Green Ribbon Schools program.

A press release says those three nominees include Camels Hump Middle School, Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU), and Lake Region Union High School.

“We’ve been working with other state agencies and education partners to support our schools in reducing their carbon footprint across the state,” said Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe. “These schools are models of the good work our schools and students are doing to create a more sustainable future.” 

A press release says the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

U.S. ED will announce the 2014 honorees in April. A press release says those honorees will be invited to attend a national recognition award ceremony in Washington D.C. in June.

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