GRAYSLAKE – Prairie Crossing Charter School received the Best of Green Schools award for K-8 schools on March 22 during the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Atlanta.
The recognition was announced by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network.
“PCCS is both humbled and proud to be honored as the top in the nation for Green Schools,” Prairie Crossing’s Executive Director Geoff Deigan said.
“We accept this award on behalf of our parents and students for their choice to be a part of our school community and the entire staff at PCCS for keeping the environment at the center of everything we do.”
The annual Best of Green Schools awards recognize 11 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country, and highlight the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.
“PCCS continues to raise the bar in sustainability education and leadership,” said Anisa Heming, director of the council’s Center for Green Schools.
“We believe that every student across the country should have the opportunity to learn in and from a green school environment and Prairie Crossing Charter School is making that happen in their local community every day. Their work serves as an inspiration to their peers, and we look forward to being part of and learning from their work,” Heming added.
The Best of Green Schools awards celebrate the hard work being done to push the green schools movement forward.
Honorees included schools with innovative and integrated curriculum that represent the best that 21st century learning has to offer, policymakers who’ve made environmental sustainability core to their platforms and legacies, and organizations that came together on the national level to advance healthy schools for all.