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One school, one district in Pennsylvania to receive Green Ribbon award

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

One school and one district in Pennsylvania will be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday as Green Ribbon recipients.

Coebourn Elementary School in the Penn-Delco School District and the School District of Philadelphia are among 63 schools and districts across the country that will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The awards are given to schools and districts for reducing their environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments and providing real-world sustainability education.

The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here .

Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director of Education Louisa Koch, Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder Jr., and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming will present the awards.

Ham will also announce the 2017 Green Strides Tour, with the theme “Taking Learning Outside.”

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or on Twitter @emilybalser.

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