[caption id="attachment_64024" align="alignleft" width="215"] A new federal program will recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments.[/caption]

As the "green" movement sweeps across the nation, prompting citizens to buy organic produce and reduce their energy consumption, schools are following suit with lesson plans that teach students how to value environmental resources and with practices that save energy—and money. Now, a new federal program will honor and encourage these efforts.

The U.S. Education Department (ED) created the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and...

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