BlueGreen Alliance Congratulates Green Ribbon Schools

The BlueGreen Alliance congratulates the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools, a recognition that we hope will continue for many years to come.

April 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2012) Education Secretary Arne Duncan, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley today announced the Department of Education’s first-ever Green Ribbon Schools at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“The BlueGreen Alliance congratulates the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools, a recognition that we hope will continue for many years to come. Modern, greener schools in America mean healthier classrooms for our children to learn in, as well as good jobs for American workers. The communities surrounding these schools should be proud of the students, teachers, administrators, and officials making decisions every day that are reducing their school’s environmental impact and providing effective environmental education that will prepare students to succeed in the 21st century economy.

“To prepare the workforce of the next generation, we have to make a commitment to ensure our students have both a good learning environment and a well-rounded education that includes learning about the environment. We must also make our schools modern and green, which will reduce energy and water use, ensure safe and healthy air for our students, teachers and staff, and create good jobs for American workers — those who are doing the work to make our schools better and those providing efficient goods in the supply chain.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2012) Education Secretary Arne Duncan, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley today announced the Department of Education’s first-ever Green Ribbon Schools at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. Four of the schools designated as Green Ribbon Schools are in California. They are: Longfellow Elementary School in Long Beach; Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale; Grand View Elementary School in Manhattan Beach; and The Athenian School in Danville, California.

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“The BlueGreen Alliance congratulates the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools, a recognition that we hope will continue for many years to come. Modern, greener schools in America mean healthier classrooms for our children to learn in, as well as good jobs for American workers. The communities surrounding these schools should be proud of the students, teachers, administrators, and officials making decisions every day that are reducing their school’s environmental impact and providing effective environmental education that will prepare students to succeed in the 21st century economy.

“To prepare the workforce of the next generation, we have to make a commitment to ensure our students have both a good learning environment and a well-rounded education that includes learning about the environment. We must also make our schools modern and green, which will reduce energy and water use, ensure safe and healthy air for our students, teachers and staff, and create good jobs for American workers — those who are doing the work to make our schools better and those providing efficient goods in the supply chain.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2012) Education Secretary Arne Duncan, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley today announced the Department of Education’s first-ever Green Ribbon Schools at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. Three of the schools designated as Green Ribbon Schools are in Minnesota. They are: North Shore Community School in Duluth; Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul; and Kennedy Community School in Saint Joseph.

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations based in Minnesota, released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“The BlueGreen Alliance congratulates the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools, a recognition that we hope will continue for many years to come. Modern, greener schools in America mean healthier classrooms for our children to learn in, as well as good jobs for American workers. The communities surrounding these schools should be proud of the students, teachers, administrators, and officials making decisions every day that are reducing their school’s environmental impact and providing effective environmental education that will prepare students to succeed in the 21st century economy.

“To prepare the workforce of the next generation, we have to make a commitment to ensure our students have both a good learning environment and a well-rounded education that includes learning about the environment. We must also make our schools modern and green, which will reduce energy and water use, ensure safe and healthy air for our students, teachers and staff, and create good jobs for American workers — those who are doing the work to make our schools better and those providing efficient goods in the supply chain.”

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Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley today announced the Department of Education’s first-ever Green Ribbon Schools at an elementary school in Washington, D.C. Four of the schools designated as Green Ribbon Schools are in Pennsylvania. They are: Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School in Chambersburg; A.W. Beattie Career Center in Allison Park; Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia; and Radnor Middle School in Wayne. 

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“The BlueGreen Alliance congratulates the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools, a recognition that we hope will continue for many years to come. Modern, greener schools in America mean healthier classrooms for our children to learn in, as well as good jobs for American workers. The communities surrounding these schools should be proud of the students, teachers, administrators, and officials making decisions every day that are reducing their school’s environmental impact and providing effective environmental education that will prepare students to succeed in the 21st century economy.

“To prepare the workforce of the next generation, we have to make a commitment to ensure our students have both a good learning environment and a well-rounded education that includes learning about the environment. We must also make our schools modern and green, which will reduce energy and water use, ensure safe and healthy air for our students, teachers and staff, and create good jobs for American workers — those who are doing the work to make our schools better and those providing efficient goods in the supply chain.”

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