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September 20, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Applauds 10 Schools for Environmental Sustainability Efforts

The Pennsylvania departments of Education, Environmental Protection, and Conservation and Natural Resources honored 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) across Pennsylvania in recognition of their environmental sustainability efforts.

"Pennsylvania's Green Ribbon Schools demonstrate a commitment to promoting environmental awareness in the classroom and teach students and communities how we are all responsible for protecting our environment," said Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty. "This mission is interconnected, and we applaud these schools for helping students actively engage in environmental sustainability practices and for raising awareness about the world around them."

Spring-Ford Area School District and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were recognized as 2022 ED-GRS schools, and officials also honored awardees from 2019, 2020, and 2021 during the first in-person ceremony since the pandemic. The schools also received recognition through the commonwealth's Pathways to Green Schools program.

List of Speakers:
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Executive Director, Women for a Healthy Environment
Danielle Friel Otten, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 155
Joseph Ciresi, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146
Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration
Donnan Stoicovy
Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection
Tammie Peffer, PA Dept of ED. Environment and Ecology Content advisor
Nathan Rodgers, Commonweath Charter Academy 11th grade Student
Logan Weldy, Commonweath Charter Academy Recent graduate
Brandon Stanley, Commonweath Charter Academy 8th Grade Student
Eric Hagerty, PDE Acting Secretary



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration congratulates the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Executive Director of Women for a Healthy Environment, introduces the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joseph Ciresi, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146, congratulates the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Donnan Stoicovy, a retired elementary school teacher, accepts the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools' award for State College Friends School, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tammie Peffer, Department of Education Environment and Ecology Content Advisor, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Hagarty, Department of Education Acting Secretary, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Executive Director of Women for a Healthy Environment, introduces the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration congratulates the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Executive Director of Women for a Healthy Environment, introduces the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Danielle Friel Otten, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 155, congratulates the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joseph Ciresi, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146, congratulates the 10 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) being recognized for environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Walsh, DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Donnan Stoicovy, a retired elementary school teacher, accepts the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools' award for State College Friends School, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, congratulates the individuals working towards healthy and environmentally friendly schools, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tammie Peffer, Department of Education Environment and Ecology Content Advisor, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nathan Rodgers, Commonweath Charter Academy 11th grade Student, speaks about his school's environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Logan Weldy, Commonweath Charter Academy Recent graduate, speaks about his school's environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Brandon Stanley, Commonweath Charter Academy 8th Grade Student, speaks about his school's environmental sustainability efforts, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_26.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Hagarty, Department of Education Acting Secretary, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_27.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Hagarty, Department of Education Acting Secretary, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22151_dcnr_pathways_cz_28.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Hagarty, Department of Education Acting Secretary, applauds schools for helping students engage in environmental sustainability practices, in Harrisburg, PA on September 20, 2022.