Northwestern Honored as a 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary and District Sustainability Awardee
Northwestern University was honored in Washington, DC during the 2022 Award Ceremony for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary and District Sustainability Awards. The University was recognized for our innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. The Green Ribbon Schools Award recognizes schools that are at the forefront of sustainability and education, while serving as a resource hub for schools who are looking to augment their sustainability initiatives.
Among others, Brenda Mallory, the first African American to serve as the White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair; Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President; Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy and the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy; and Cindy Marten, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education spoke at the awards ceremony about the impact schools have on sustainability in the U.S. In all, 27 schools, five districts, and four postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to center sustainability in their learning environments. The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities can be found here.