On Tuesday, April 22nd, Greenfield Elementary School was selected as a 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the awardees. The Green Ribbon School Award is given to schools that have shown impressive achievements in areas of reduced environmental impact and costs, improved health and wellness, and effective environmental and sustainability education.

Greenfield stands as an excellent representative of the best practices to improve achievement and equity for schools across the country. A day of national recognition will be held on June 3rd in Washington D.C. for the schools receiving the green ribbon award this year.