Washington, D.C.—The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the 2014 “Best of Green Schools” recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country this year. The list highlights the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.
“Selecting the Best of Green Schools honorees is an exciting and challenging process, as there are so many fantastic examples of efforts being made in communities large and small,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools. “Some of the honorees go about their work quietly, others are in public positions and have the attention of a national audience. Every one of the honorees is a leader, taking risks, setting an example for others, innovating and diligently pursuing a world in which every student attends a green school within this generation.”
Recipients include The Monarch School, Houston, Texas; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mark Swiger, Wheeling, W.Va; Representative Brenda Gilmore, Nashville, Tenn.; Dunloggin Middle School Oyster Gardeners, Ellicott City, Md.; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York; University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.; Green Bronx Machine, New York; Learning Gate Community School, Lutz, Fla. and Annie Donnelly, West Palm Beach, Fla.