The Green Schools Recognition Program is coordinated by FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and recognizes public, private and charter schools that encourage cultures of sustainability within their school environments. K-12 schools in Palm Beach and Martin Counties are eligible to apply; schools are designated green when they have made strides in:
- Making school grounds enhancements that encourage the use of the grounds as a learning environment and enhance the areas ecological integrity.
- Enhancing school sustainability through the conservation of energy and water and the reduction of solid wastes.
- Integrating curriculum that will prepare students to understand and act on current and future environmental challenges facing South Florida.
- Involvement with the community that fosters partnerships within the school building and local organizations in an effort to create an awareness of environmental issues between the school and the community.
- Administrative support through active professional development and the creation of a school philosophy and culture that embraces sustainability.
Congratulations to our 2018 Green Schools!
Here is a list of the 84 District public schools that have been given Green Schools designation by FAU Environmental Education Center:
2018 Green School Recognition Program Award Winners
Overall 1st Place Top Green School & $2000
AD Henderson FAU High School
2nd Place Winner & $1000:
3rd Place Winner & $750:
Meadow Park Elementary
Green Principal of the Year Award:
Gail Pasterczyk of Elbridge Gale Elementary
Green Teacher of the Year:
Rachel Wellman of Boca Raton Community High
Green Student of the Year:
Alicia Jones-Prettyman of Roosevelt Middle
2018 Green Facilities/Food Service Staff of the Year sponsored by Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County:
Shriece Franks of H.L. Johnson Elementary
2018 Judge's Choice Award Winners
Awarded prizes ranged from $250-$500 Congratulations!
Audubon Society of the Everglades Habitat Improvement:
Elbridge Gale Elementary
City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Green My School:
Cardinal Newman High
FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Community Involvement:
Boca Raton Community High
FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Most Improved:
Florida Power and Light Energy Conservation Award:
FUNraising Dollars Green Fundraising Award:
Golden Grove Elementary
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Blue Leader Award:
Jupiter Community High
Loxahatchee River District's River Center Water Conservation Award:
Palm Beach Central High
Michelle Donahue Best Green School Video Award:
Sandpiper Shores Elementary and Bak Middle School of the Arts
Mounts Botanical Garden Best Vegetable Garden Awards:
Pine Jog Elementary and Plumosa School of the Arts
Oleander Garden Club of the Palm Beaches Outstanding School Garden:
Pratt & Whitney Grant a Green School Wish Award:
Berkshire Elementary, Highland Elementary, Tradewinds Middle, Atlantic Community High
School District Environmental and Conservation Services Department School Sustainability Awards:
H.L. Johnson Elementary and Lake Worth Community High
SEQUIL Systems, Inc. Curriculum Integration Award:
Palm Springs Middle
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Solid Waste Reduction Awards:
West Palm Beach Garden Club Molly Sims Best Butterfly Learning Garden: