Green Ribbon Schools



We are proud to nominate up to five schools and one Institue of Higher Education for the U.S.Department of Education Green Ribbon School (ED-GRS) award. The recognition award is a part of efforts to identify and communicate practices that result in improved student engagement, academic achievement, graduation rates, and workforce preparedness.

Louisiana K-12 public and private schools, early learning centers, and school districts are eligible to seek ED-GRS nomination. To be considered for an ED-GRS nomination, please download and follow the instructions in the documents below. If your school or district is selected as a Louisiana nominee, Louisiana Green Schools staff will work with you to submit the nominee presentation form and package to the U.S. Department of Education for consideration. State nominees are announced in February, confirmed by ED in April, and celebrated in a summer award ceremony.


K-12 Materials

Instructions for preK-12 Applicants

2020 Nominee Presentation Form for preK-12 Schools

2020 Application Packet for preK-12 Schools


Postsecondary Materials

Instructions for Postsecondary Institutions

2020 Nominee Presentation Form for Postsecondary Institutions

2020 Application Packet for Postsecondary Institutions


Additional Information

Green Ribbon Schools Fact Sheet

Green Ribbon Schools FAQ

Key Potential Violations of U.S. EPA Regulations for K-12 Schools

View Previous Nominee Applications and Awards