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Green Ribbon Schools Nomination

The deadline for the 2018 nominations is past. Please check back in September for the 2019 deadline.

Requirements for Nomination | Selection Process | Forms | Tips | Directions | Scoring | Submission

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes schools taking a comprehensive approach to greening their school using these three pillars: 1) reduced environmental impacts and costs; 2) improved health and wellness of schools, students and staff; and 3) effective environmental and sustainability education.

Becoming a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (USED GRS) is a two-step process. The first step is to complete a nomination form to be selected as a nominee by the eligible nominating authority in your state. In Missouri the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MO DESE) is the nominating authority. However, MO DESE has designated the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) to handle the nomination process.

Requirements for nomination


Selection Process


Forms (note that these are from 2018- there may be changes in the 2019 forms)

Nominee Presentation Form

To submit a nomination, a school needs to fill out this document and obtain signatures from the school principal and their district superintendent. It should be saved as a document and returned by email to Jan Weaver at This needs to be submitted at the same time as the Nomination Form

Nominee Presentation Form

Nomination Form (this is different from the Nominee Presentation Form)

The nomination form is a document. Type responses into the boxes in the form and save it with the name GRS-your school name.

The 2018 Nomination Form is a word document with boxes where you can fill in the required information. We recommend that you save it in google docs or a similar format where members of your team (you will need a team!) can fill it in.

When it is completed, save it as a document and return it by email to Jan Weaver at

Nomination Form


Useful Tips

(Please note, that because the form is a word document, some context specific terms are not recognized and underlined in red as misspellings, and other expressions are treated as ungrammatical and underlined in green. You can ignore these underlinings.)



Scoring Rubric (from 2018)

There are four sections, a summary & cross-cutting questions, Pillar 1, Pillar 2 and Pillar 3. The summary and cross-cutting questions are worth 10%, and the other three sections are worth 30% each.

Download a copy of the rubric here




Check back for submission details and deadlines in September 2018