Historical Garden at Porter MS
Green Ribbon Schools
Is your school a Green Ribbon School?
Launched in 2011, the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program aims to encourage schools to “go green.” Green Ribbon School awards recognize public and private schools of all age levels that demonstrate dramatic gains in both environmental literacy and reducing their carbon footprint while improving learning conditions.
Dorsey Senior High School was recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. Earth Day Network assisted in the application process and prepared a case study.
The CDE application is published in September and due at the end of December each year. Interested schools must fill out an interest survey in order to move forward with their applications. The application is detailed, so build a team and start early! The District has prepared many of the responses regarding District policies. Please contact us for assistance.
LA UNIFIED'S GREEN RIBBON SCHOOLS
Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet
In 2015, WESM won the Aspen Challenge, answering a call to "Sustainably balance the water budget in Southern California: How can we increase awareness and resolve the difference between the water we need and the water we use?" Find out how they responded and learn more about their efforts.