Henry Sibley named Green Ribbon School
Henry Sibley named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for 2016
Posted on 04/28/2016

US. Department of Education Green Ribbon SchoolsManaging Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. to announce that Henry Sibley High School is among the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awardees.

“We are honored to be named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School,” said Principal Ron Monson. “This award is made possible by the contributions of all students and staff, especially our LIVEGREEN team, to the ongoing sustainability efforts at Henry Sibley High School.”

Henry Sibley is the third school in District 197 to be named a Green Ribbon School, joining Garlough Environmental Magnet School (2012) and Heritage Environmental-STEM Magnet School (2013). In addition, District 197 was named a Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability awardee in 2015.

Along with promoting recycling initiatives like waste sorting in the lunchroom, Henry Sibley has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 24 percent and energy use by 23 percent over the past seven years. Through sustainability efforts, Henry Sibley has avoided more than $600,000 in utility costs since 2008.

In total across the country, 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness and ensure effective sustainability education.