STEAM, Healthy Schools, and The Office of Educational Facilities Proudly Support Green Schools
Florida has an established green school state network, and beginning in 2011, also joined the national Green Ribbon School Initiative.
The Florida Green School Network acts as a central clearinghouse for the green school movement in the state of Florida and supports Florida Statute 1000.08. It was designed to recognize and support green school initiatives at the school and school district level and to aid them in adopting practices that will conserve natural resources, promote sustainability and reduce operating costs.
Florida's Green School Network currently recognizes seven school districts and numerous schools for their outstanding achievements.
Districts and Achievement Level
- Alachua County Public Schools – Silver
- Brevard Public Schools - Bronze
- Duval County Public Schools – Gold
- FAU Lab School District – Gold
- School District of Indian River County – Silver
- Martin County School District – Silver
- The School District of Palm Beach County - Gold
FDOE works closely with school districts, sister agencies and partners to create empowering opportunities both in and outside the classroom for students and staff to grow into environmental champions and gain the skills they need to flourish as future leaders. Trane Technologies is a valued partner of the Green School District program (GSD) and will sponsor the first virtual GSD Recognition Webinar on July 14, 2020.
Florida Green School District Recognition Opportunity
The Florida Green School Network is eager to recognize school district efforts to reduce environmental impacts and costs, improve the health and wellness of students and staff and provide effective environmental and sustainability education. The application can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3DD6wE8 and must be submitted by Monday, November 15, 2021.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Apple Schools
Current Green Apple Schools are highlighted and new schools can apply at: https://floridadep.gov/osi/green-school-designation