Deadline: February 15, 2011
The National Environmental Education Foundation, with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, will recognize and celebrate an outstanding K-12 public school that has successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school through the Green Prize in Public Education.
This annual prize recognizes an innovative, sustainable and replicable greening initiative in a public school and the educators and other school community members instrumental to the greening initiatives. A green school should involve and benefit students, educators, maintenance staff, parents and the local community. Ultimately, a green school increases students’ environmental literacy, and empowers and inspires them to be more socially and environmentally responsible.
The Green Prize in Public Education will award $10,000 to a K-12 public school that has most successfully implemented an innovative, sustainable and replicable school-wide greening effort that has involved and benefitted its students. Two merit awards of $5,000 each will also be given to schools that demonstrate this kind of success.
Applications for the Green Prize in Public Education are due February 15, 2011.
Green Prize in Public Education