Moses Brown Named National Green Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of Education
Moses Brown School was designated as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education this past year.
Only 44 other schools were recognized nationally, plus 18 districts and colleges, all honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. Of the four institutions recognized from New England, two are in Rhode Island: Moses Brown and Rhode Island College.
Factors in MB’s recognition include the LEED qualifications in the new Woodman Center, the percentage of campus space considered ecologically beneficial, and new bioswale systems designed to collect and absorb rainwater to minimize overflow into local storm drains.