The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction will accept applications for its Green Ribbon Schools pilot program up until Feb. 20.
Up to four schools may be nominated from submitted applications based on their achievement of, or progress toward, the three pillars of the Green Ribbon School program: energy efficient buildings, healthy students and school environment, and environmental literacy of all graduates. There will be approximately 50 national winners selected in 2012.
Green Ribbon Schools applications can be found under "Headlines" on the department's website at (www.dpi.state.nd.us). State nominations must come from Superintendent of Public Instruction Wayne Sanstead.