Dubuque school tapped as ‘Green Ribbon School’
A Dubuque elementary school has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School.
St. Columbkille Elementary School was recognized for its efforts in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of all at the school, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.
The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools is to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ.
This year’s recognition ceremony will be Sept. 19 in Washington, D.C.
The honorees were named from a pool of candidates nominated by 25 states and the Department of Defense Department of Education Activity. The selectees comprise 40 public schools, including two magnet schools and two charter schools, as well as six nonpublic schools. Forty-five percent of the 2018 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body.