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May 6, 2014

MADISON - Four Wisconsin schools involved in the state's Green & Healthy Schools program have been honored as national Green Ribbon Schools. For the second year in a row, Wisconsin had more honorees than any other participating state.

Green & Healthy Schools is a partnership program of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Instruction [exit DNR] and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education [exit DNR].

Green Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes schools participating in activities that promote and encourage a healthy and environmentally friendly learning environment.

The state's Green and Healthy Schools program supports and encourages schools to create safe learning environments and prepare students to understand, analyze and address the major environmental and sustainability challenges now and in the future. The schools provide resources, recognition and certification, and are recognized as Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! and eligible for additional funding and professional development opportunities.

These four Green & Healthy Schools received Green Ribbon awards among only 48 schools recognized nationwide:

Additionally, the Greendale School District was among only nine nationwide to receive the program's District Sustainability Award.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Koepke, 608-267-7622

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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