Green Ribbon Schools

US Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools logo

The Green Ribbon Schools program is a federal recognition award much like the Blue Ribbon Schools program. Green Ribbons are awarded to schools that show improvement across three pillars: Reduced Environmental Impact and Costs, Improved Health and Wellness, and Effective Environmental and Sustainability Education. The program is open to both public and private schools that teach any grades K-12.

Green Ribbon Application

Past Winners: Click here to see an interactive map of which schools across the nation have won the Green Ribbon award. This list is comprehensive of all winners for the current year, and includes their applications for review.

The Green Ribbon Schools program is not yet widely known in Michigan. If you would like to spread the word, here are several documents to help along the way. They are General Information, Help Schools, Easing Participation, and Benefits.

For more information or if you have questions about Green Ribbon Schools, please contact Kelli Cross at for program information at the state level in Michigan, or for program information at the federal level.