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MEDIA ADVISORY: Obama Administration to Announce First U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Release Date: 04/20/2012
Contact Information: Department of Education, Press Office, 202-401-1576, press@ed.gov/ Environmental Protection Agency, Press Office, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley will announce the first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 23, at Stoddert Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in September 2011 and is modeled after the Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which annually honors public and private schools that are either high performing or have significantly improved student achievement. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools are recognized for reducing their energy use and environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments, and providing effective environmental education that prepares students to succeed in the 21
st century.

WHO:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency


WHAT:

Announcement of first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools


WHEN:

10:30 a.m. ET, Monday, April 23, 2012


WHERE:

Stoddert Elementary School
4001 Calvert St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.


More on the Department of Education's September 2011 announcement:
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/duncan-announces-plans-green-ribbon-schools-award