According to the Wellesley was one of three schools awarded the Green Ribbon for excellence in reducing environmental impact. 


WELLESLEY, MA — The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education named Wellesley Public Schools to the 2019 Green Ribbon School list. Wellesley was one of only three school districts in the state to receive the honor.

The U.S. Department of Education launched the Green Ribbon school program in 2011 to recognize school districts' excellence in reducing their environmental impact and costs, improving students' and staff's health and well-being, and providing practical environmental sustainability education.

The state awarded the Green Ribbon award to Wellesley following the district's work in making buildings more energy efficient, offering healthier school lunches, and implementing an environmentally conscious curriculum.