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California Green Ribbon Award


New in 2013-14 is the inaugural California Green Ribbon Schools Award (CA-GRS). Using the applications submitted for nomination to the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognition program, the California Department of Education (CDE) will recognize public schools and school districts across the state for environmental excellence and demonstrated achievement of the three Pillars of ED-GRS.

No application is required for CA-GRS. All complete ED-GRS applications of public schools and school districts will be automatically considered for the state award.

ED-GRS applicants will be recognized as California Green Ribbon Schools in the following manner:

The first cohort of CA-GRS will be announced by Superintendent Torlakson in February 2014.

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Questions:   Lesley Taylor | ltaylor@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-0310
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