|Hawaii Green Ribbon Schools
Hawaii State Department of Education
Congratulations to Hawaii's Green Ribbon Schools!
Pahoa High & Intermediate, Ewa Makai Middle, Waikiki Elementary, and Hawaii Preparatory Academy, a private school, were selected as Hawaii's nominees to the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools program.
The applications were reviewed and the winners chosen by a committee made up of representatives from Hawaii Energy, the Hawaii Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.
Kalani High and Kahuku High & Intermediate were also recognized by the Hawaii State Department of Education for their energy conservation and environmental efforts.
The Green Ribbon Schools program honors schools that have significantly reduced their environmental impact and achieved energy efficiency, positively impacted the health of their students and staff, and produced students with high levels of environmental and sustainability literacy. The national award was established this school year to set a high bar for schools, provide incentives to schools already on the road to achieving high standards, and propel others to move toward providing a healthy, sustainable education and learning space.
The U.S. Department of Education announced on April 23 that Ewa Makai Middle and Hawaii Preparatory Academy were among 78 schools nationwide named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Hawaii is among 29 states and D.C. with schools receiving the first-ever awards.
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