Awards and Criteria

WV Sustainable Schools is a recognition program for schools that exemplify a commitment to sustainable practices in the facilities as well as integrate those practices into the curriculum and community. Annually, schools will be recognized at several levels for their accomplishments in the criteria below. Awards will also be given for all schools that excel in one of the objectives below, but may not have made the necessary progress to achieve recognition for the overall award.

The top awards for the WV Sustainable Schools program will then be nominated to the U.S. Department of Education as US Green Ribbon Schools. These winners will be announced on Earth Day each year. The criteria for the WV Sustainable Schools program have been aligned with the U.S. Green Ribbon Schools program so that our winners will be very competitive in the federal program.

WV Sustainable Schools and U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Criteria

Objective 1. Environmental and Sustainability Education Objective 2. Healthy School Environments Objective 3. Environmental Impact and Energy Efficiency