In our expanding efforts to educate schools for sustainability and conservation, NJ Audubon is pleased to support the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program in New Jersey. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognizes public and private K-12 schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) that:

  • Reduce environmental impact and costs;
  • Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff;
  • Provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways …MORE

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), New Jersey Audubon (NJA), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), are the primary leadership organizations in the state that are implementing the Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) program. Their combined efforts, along with many other affiliate groups, actively promote the GRS recognition program to all schools in state. The core committee also acts as the Nomination Committee to identify up to five schools that the NJDOE will nominate to the US Education Department to receive a GRS award.

How to Participate:

Step 1: Register School. Complete the School Registration Form below and send it by email indicating intent to apply to [email protected] on or before November 18, 2022.

Step 2: Adopt a Resolution. The school board must adopt a resolution authorizing the school’s participation in EDGRS and submission of the application. See the sample resolution below.

Step 3: Complete and Submit an ED-GRS Application. Send the completed application along with the Board Resolution to [email protected] by midnight of the December 16, 2022 due date.

View our joint session with NJ School Boards Association and 2020 ED-GRS Awardee Readington Middle School, “Becoming a U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School”

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North Brunswick Township High School
Highland Regional High School
Highland Regional High School