Three Kentucky schools are among 64 schools nationwide that have been named 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.
The program honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.
Kentucky’s National Green Ribbon Schools are:
- Cane Run Elementary (Jefferson County)
- Locust Trace AgriScience Farm (Fayette Co.)
- Northern Elementary (Scott County)
The 2013 National Green Ribbon Schools will be recognized during a national award ceremony scheduled for June 3. In announcing winners, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan lauded the honorees for modeling a comprehensive approach to being green. Read the full story