Sustainability efforts at Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) were recognized at a recent U.S. Department of Education ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The district took home a Green Ribbon Schools Award for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.
Superintendent Dr. David Lussier and School Committee chair Melissa Martin were on hand to receive a sustainably crafted plaque honoring these achievements.
WPS was specifically recognized for its work to conserve and reduce energy use in buildings, to promote and support energy saving behavior at all schools, and to develop curricula focused on increasing environmental awareness.
The district is one of 14 nationwide to be recognized with this award.
Accepting the award in the picture below are: Stuart Levenbach, chief of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Dr. David Lussier; Melissa Martin; and Frank Brogan, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education.