Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Education Names Montessori Children’s House 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
MCH is among the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. MCH has selected based on high achievement in the three ED-GRS Pillars: 1) reduced environmental impact and costs; 2) improved health and wellness; and 3) effective environmental and sustainability education.
“This is a huge honor,” says MCH’s Head of School, Jennifer McConnell. “We certainly don’t take this award and title lightly. This has been a years-long effort, with input from our garden specialist, maintenance team, administration and our enthusiastic Green Team.”
“This is absolutely a student-led effort,” said MCH Gardening Specialist and Green Team lead, Katherine Stewart. “Caring for the earth is a part of who we are as a community and this award is a very visual representation of our students’ efforts.”
For more information on the purpose of the award, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html
To read more about why were chosen for this honor, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/highlights-2020.pdf
Also, check out the official Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education below!