(LANSING, Mich.) -- The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that a pair of Michigan schools were designated Green Ribbon Schools nationally for their positive environmental impact.
Renaissance High School in Clarkston, Mich., and Lenawee Intermediate School District TECH Center in Adrian, Mich. are among the country's hardest-working schools to "reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways."
Around the country, 48 schools were given Green Ribbon recognition.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cited the honored schools' "comprehensive approach to being green" and said that they "are demonstrating ways schools can simultaneously cut costs, improve health, and engage students with hands-on learning."
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