Two Orange County campuses were recognized as 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools for their efforts to conserve resources while promoting health and environmental literacy.
The schools are Golden View Elementary in Ocean View School District, and Katella High in Anaheim Union High School District. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond named a total of 25 schools and eight districts as 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools. California’s honorees are among 39 schools, 11 districts, and five postsecondary institutions being honored nationally.
Winners were selected using the following criteria:
Reducing environmental impact and costs
Improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff
Providing effective environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways
Golden View Elementary received the silver level of the award, while Katella High earned the bronze level.
“This award is really special as Golden View Elementary is an Environmental Science School with a motto of ‘recycle, reuse and repurpose,'” said Dr. Carol Hansen, superintendent of the Ocean View School District. “We are so proud that they have been recognized for conserving resources while promoting health and environmental literacy.”
Said Thurmond in a news release, “California Green Ribbon Schools expertly use local approaches to tackle global issues such as sustainability and environmental literacy. Students are not only learning and practicing environmental stewardship, but also sharing those sustainable practices with their families and in their communities.”