WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education has recently launched the Green Ribbon Schools initiative, according to a press release.
The program is aimed at fostering the growth of sustainable indoor and outdoor environments, the release stated.
According to the release, the program also aims to promote the integration of environmental curricula into the education stream.
Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the program will begin accepting nominations this fall, culminating with the first awards on Earth Day 2012, the release noted.
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