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Green Schools Award Winners Announced

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Michael W. Sole recently announced the five winners for the Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards program. The winners represent schools across Florida that promote healthy, efficient and productive learning environments.

The winners include:

  • Student Award: Matt Mooney, a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Land O’ Lakes High School, Polk County.
  • Class Award: Joshua Clearman, a science teacher at Key West High School, Monroe County.
  • Teacher Award: Allan Phipps, a magnet instructor at South Plantation High School, Broward County.
  • School Award: Odyssey Charter School in Palm Bay, Brevard County.
  • District Award: Pasco County School District.

The Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards is a partnership between DEP, the Florida Department of Education, the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the Collins Center for Public Policy’s Sustainable Florida Program and the Florida Association of School Administrators. Three finalists were selected in each of five categories that include student, classroom, teacher, school and school district, with the winners receiving $1,500 and the finalists receiving $500. For more information on the Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards, visit To view detailed information on all 15 finalists’ entries, visit