Radnor Middle School’s 2007 environmentally conscious remodel paid off, not only saving it thousands of gallons of water throughout the school year, but also garnering it a first-ever 2012 Green Ribbon School Award.
The middle school learned it was among 78 schools nationwide to receive the award during an April 23 news conference, where U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the winners. The award, presented by the U.S. Department of Education, honors a school’s high performance related to environmental impact, health and education.
“This honor is a testament to the commitment of the entire Radnor community to environmentally conscious living,” Radnor Township School District Superintendent Linda Grobman said in news release. “Without the community’s support and dedicated work of teachers, students, parents and administrators, this incredible accomplishment would not have been possible.”
The federally recognized program opened in September 2011.