Dept. of Ed awards green ribbons to environmentally friendly schools

BY newsdesk  September 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM EST

Photo by Justin Scuiletti/PBS NewsHour.

Director of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Andrea Suarez Falken (third from left) experiences the forest park at Yu Ying Charter School in Washington, D.C.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy toured two schools Wednesday that have been awarded green ribbons for efforts in “reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.”