Parkway named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District
5/7/2020 -- Parkway Schools has been named a 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District. Parkway is one of just 11 districts in the nation with this honor.
The distinction recognizes Parkway's innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. One of the ways we encourage these efforts is through the Sustainable Schools Challenge.
Across the country, 39 schools, 11 districts, and five postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to address the three “Pillars” of the program: reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness, and ensuring effective sustainability education. A state education official is also being recognized for his efforts to advance school sustainability in the state of Washington.