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Matt Deninger MAS2019


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Presentation for the Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 29, 2019 in Cambridge, MA

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Matt Deninger MAS2019

  1. 1. Matthew Deninger Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  2. 2. What is Green Ribbon Schools? • Annual recognition award at both  the state and federal levels • Honors K‐12 schools & districts  • Communicates resources & practices • Connects potential partners
  3. 3. How does the process work? • Interested schools and districts apply to  DESE between September and January  • Statewide panel determines awardees • MA Green Ribbon schools/districts • State finalists • Honorable mention • Sustained excellence
  4. 4. Three Pillars 1. Reducing environmental impact and  costs;  2. Improving health and wellness; and  3. Providing effective environmental &  sustainability education.   What defines a Green Ribbon School?
  5. 5. Three Consensus‐Based Pillars
  6. 6. 2019 Green Ribbon Schools – stay tuned to see if they receive the  national recognition! • Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School in Boston • Ipswich Middle‐High School in Ipswich • Wellesley Public Schools Green Ribbon Awardees from past years (2013‐2018) • Arlington Public Schools • Mendon‐Upton Regional School District • Littleton Public Schools • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School • Hingham Public School District, Hingham High School • Cambridge Public Schools • Boston Public Schools, Boston Latin School • Manchester‐Essex Regional High School • Quincy High School in Quincy • Acton‐Boxborough Regional School District • The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA (private) Awardees in Massachusetts
  7. 7. Start thinking about it NOW Website: Search for “MA Green Ribbon”, or Email: