Green Ribbon Schools
NEBRASKA GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS
2012 GRS Nebraska National Winners
Lothrop Elementary School/Omaha Public Schools
Miller Park Elementary School/Omaha Public Schools
2012 GRS Nebraska State Finalist
King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School/Omaha Public Schools
Nebraska Department of Education's Application Process
Information for the 2012-13 school year application will be posted in the winter of 2013.
This prestigious award is given to select schools across the nation that The U.S. Department of Education (USED) Green Ribbon Schools recognizes as schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.
Nebraska will participate in the pilot year of the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools' recognition program. This voluntary federal program rewards schools that meet criteria in three goals:
1. The school facility (grounds and building) has a "net zero" environmental impact;
2. The school environment has a "net positive" impact on the health and performance of students and staff members; and
3. The school's graduates are environmentally literate.
Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the USED will recognize schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments and to ensure the sustainability and environmental literacy of graduates.