Alachua County Schools Win National Recognition For Going Green


Across the country, 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 post-secondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

Alachua County Public Schools in Gainesville, Beachside Montessori Village in Hollywood and Orange County School District in Orlando are among the nation’s honorees.

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees were announced Friday by U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. and Managing Director of the White House Council of Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss.

King said, “These honorees are 21st century learning environments that encourage every student and teacher to perform at his or her best.”

“I congratulate these schools, districts and postsecondary institutions for their commitment to sustainable facilities, health, and classroom practices,” King said.

The complete list of selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, can be found here.

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