U.S. Secretary of Education names Palmer Trinity School 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Palmer Trinity School
Posted Apr 26, 2023

MIAMI – April 26, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Palmer Trinity School, an Episcopal day school in Miami, Florida is among the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

Palmer Trinity School was nominated by the Florida Department of Education for its efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve the health and wellness of its students and staff, and ensure effective environmental and sustainability education.

“Our students are encouraged to not only attain individual success, but to use their unique gifts for the service of others,” stated Patrick Roberts, Head of School. “Through an extensive academic program, students are nurtured to not only develop critical thinking and global awareness, but a responsibility to confront the challenges of climate change, develop social skills and healthy habits, and become educated in environmental literacy and sustainability.”

“Our School takes pride in its commitment to making sustainability and the environment a cornerstone of our education,” said Leopoldo Llinas, Director of Environmental Stewardship and Science co-chair. “Being recognized for our leadership in this way is a great honor and speaks to how we are preparing our students for meaningful environmental stewardship.”

Across the country, 26 schools, 11 districts, and four postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. The honorees were named from a pool of candidates nominated by 18 states.

The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 41 honorees can be found here. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars can be found here.

About Palmer Trinity School:

Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org. To follow Palmer Trinity School on Facebook, click here.