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Providence schools recognized for green efforts

April 9, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Rhode Island Department of Education is recognizing three Providence schools for their environmental efforts.

The department says Classical High School, Nathan Bishop Middle School and Providence Career and Technical Academy have been selected as Green Ribbon Schools.

Green Ribbon Schools is a pilot project of the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, foster wellness and offer environmental education.

George Caruolo (cuh-ROO'-loh), chairman of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, says the three Providence schools have a minimal environmental impact, promote the health of students and staff and are raising student awareness of the environment.

Education Commissioner Gist (gihst) says Rhode Island is at the forefront of the green-school movement.

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