Illinois announces Green Schools Award Program
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has opened the application process for the Illinois Green Schools awards program, recognizing schools that are leading the way to promote sustainability and environmental education. ISBE will accept applications from schools that integrate best practices in energy, water and waste management, healthy school environments and environmental education.
ISBE has streamlined this year’s application to encourage participation in the program. There will be up to four State of Illinois recipients of the Illinois Green Schools Award. School districts with fewer than 200,000 students may select one school for which they submit an application. School districts with more than 200,000 students may select two schools for which they submit applications. Additionally, a district may apply as a district rather than selecting an individual school.
Applications must be submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education by November 15, 2013.
Applications may be submitted as a Word document, a Word document with pictures or as a videotaped project. Applications may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Recipients of the Illinois Green School Award will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program for consideration at the National level. Schools selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s program may be required to provide a more detailed survey.
If you have questions or need assistance please call Public Information at 217/782-4648.
Please note: If you experience difficulties checking the yes/no boxes on the application look for a Security Alert Notice on your tool bar. This notice advises you about the use of Macros and Active X in the application. Simply select ‘enable this content’ and click on ok to continue completing the application.
- USDE Green Ribbon Schools Website
- USDE Green Ribbon School Fact Sheet
- Illinois Green Ribbon School Application