Three Kentucky schools  have been chosen as recipients of the 2013 Kentucky Green Ribbon School Award.

These schools now become nominees for the 2013 National Green Ribbon School Award, which will be announced on April 22, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education.

The three winning schools, listed by school district, are:

Fayette County – Locust Trace AgriScience Farm

Jefferson County – Cane Run Elementary

Scott County – Northern Elementary

If selected for the 2013 National Green Ribbon School Award, representatives from the school will be invited to a recognition ceremony June 3, 2013 in Washington D.C.

This award is a comprehensive recognition of exemplary achievement in environmental impact, health, and education.  It recognizes schools where staff, students, officials, and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable, and healthy school environments and to ensure the sustainability and environmental literacy of graduates.

Applications were evaluated in February by a team of representatives from Kentucky agencies and programs dedicated to greener schools.  Applications included information based on high achievements or demonstrated improvements in three areas:

  1. Net      zero environmental impact
  2. Net      positive impact on health of students and staff
  3. 100% of high school graduates are environmentally and      sustainability literate

If you have questions, please contact Sherri Craig at  or (502) 564-4326 x4426.