Friday, April 24, 2015

Carmel Middle School Celebrates Earth Day with National Award

Carmel Middle School, along with four other educational institutions in California, were honored on Earth Day by the U.S. Department of Education with its fourth annual Green Ribbon School awards.

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winning schools and districts as part of Wednesday's Earth Day celebrations. A total of 58 K-12 schools and 14 districts in 26 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity, were honored. The complete list of the honorees can be found on the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awards Page. A brief description of their award-winning Green Ribbon programs is available from the U.S. Department of Education report, Highlights from the 2015 Honorees.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools have developed a comprehensive approach to creating "green" environments through reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a high-quality environmental and outdoor education program. Torlakson selected California's nominees for the honor based on a competitive application reviewed by the California Department of Education, along with state and federal agency partners and the California Association of Private School Organizations.

To read more about Carmel's program in the story I wrote about them click here.

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