Lt. Governor Cagle presented Springdale Park Elementary a commendation for winning the 2012 National Green Ribbon Schools Award.
A partnership involving the Georgia Department of Education, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, the Captain Planet Foundation, Turner Foundation, the Clean Air Campaign, Department of Natural Resources, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia brings national recognition to the program in its second year.
“In these challenging times, school systems across the state are embracing innovative ideas to reduce costs and focus resources on the classrooms where students learn,” said Lt. Governor Cagle, “I’m proud of our partnership with the National Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize Georgia schools that are implementing groundbreaking tools to reduce their energy costs. This will allow us to redirect precious financial resources towards direct instruction, will create a healthier learning environment for our children, and will give our students career-relevant, first-hand experience in one of our state’s emerging industries.”