Degrees and Certifications:
2016 - 17 National Green Ribbon Award - PMS
Postlethwait Middle School
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees prove that any school, district, or postsecondary institution can take steps to improve the sustainability, health, and safety of school facilities; ensure nutrition and fitness practices for a lifetime of wellness and productivity; and engage students in authentic, real-world learning. Schools use sustainability in context to teach important civic values and skills that encourage students to grow into responsible, compassionate, and contributing citizens. Furthermore, working with dynamic environmental, social, and economic systems from an early age nurtures precisely the type of thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills that careers of the future require, whether these students graduate from green career and technical programs, green college preparatory schools, community colleges, or liberal arts colleges. In 2011, key advocates steered some 80 national and state-based nonprofits to request that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) honor schools that demonstrate having a significant and positive effect on the green schools movement.