Endorse the Green Ribbon Act now!
Senator Cory Booker is preparing to introduce the Green Ribbon Act next Monday, May 15, and we would like to gather as many endorsements as possible before COB this Friday, May 12. Please take a minute to complete this simple sign-on form on behalf of your organization.
The Department of Education’s (ED) Green Ribbon Schools program has awarded the Green Ribbon to over 600 schools, districts and colleges and universities over the past 12 years. The Green Ribbon Act promises to give the current program greater impact by strengthening the capacity of states to educate and equip schools with what they need to work toward the achievement of the three aspirational goals of the award. The Green Ribbon Act would 1) provide grants for the implementation of state-wide green school programs consistent with the Department of Education’s (ED) Green Ribbon Schools program, 2) provide $10k honoraria to winners of the Green Ribbon award, 3) create a Clearinghouse Office of School Infrastructure and Sustainability at the Department to function as a technical assistance center for school infrastructure; and 4) expand the ED program to include nonformal learning institutions. Attached is a
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Click here for two pages describing the bill.
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James L. Elder, Director
Campaign for Environmental Literacy
14 Jersey Lane
Manchester, MA 01944