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The Illinois Green Ribbon Schools application is officially open!  Every school in Illinois can start on the path towards a greener, more sustainable future.

The Illinois Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that have active programs, actions, and dedication to promote and educate about sustainability.  Working in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois Green Alliance is accepting applications from schools across Illinois.

Your school is probably doing more than you think, especially when you add up all the great efforts from students, staff and parents.  So why not showcase your school’s achievements and let your community know how much you have accomplished to green your school!

Applications are due Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  The top scoring schools are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program for consideration at the national level.  Additional information about timeline and the applications for both Pre-K-12 and Post-Secondary schools can be found below.

Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Timeline & Application 
Applications OpenNovember 2018
Pre-K - 12 Application
Post-Secondary Application
Applications Due to Illinois Green AllianceMonday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Illinois Nominees Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Friday, February 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education Announces National AwardeesSpring 2019
The U.S. Department of Education Hosts the National Award CeremonyFall 2019