Duluth School Recognized for its Environmental Education

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Duluth School Recognized for its Environmental Education

April 23, 2012 Updated Apr 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM CDT

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- One Duluth school is being honored for their efforts to teach their students the importance of going green.

The North Shore Community School in Duluth along with 78 other schools across the country were named as the first ever U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools.

Green Ribbon Schools are chosen based on the school's environmental impact, teaching students how to stay healthy and promoting high-quality education in the environment and the outdoors. Green Ribbon Schools prepare students with the 21st century skills and sustainability concepts needed in our expanding global economy.

Other schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin that earned this program include Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul; Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph, MN; Dimensions of Learning Academy in Kenosha, WI; Middleton High School in Middleton, WI and Purdy Elementary School in Fort Atkinson, WI.

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