The Obama administration on Monday recognized 78 schools across the nation for their efforts to promote a “green” environment – and train budding environmental activists for “jobs of the future.”
“Science, environmental and outdoor education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education, helping prepare them for the jobs of the future,” said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He schools that focus on the environment can help students build “real-world skillsets.”
Duncan – along with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley — announced the federal government’s first-ever Green Ribbon awards at Stoddert Elementary School in the District of Columbia.
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