When I was a kid, a green school meant the district got a fantastic deal on green paint.  Things have changed. It's a much more environmentally conscious World.  We are proud of our local schools for their sensitivity to our environment.  Some of those schools go above and beyond.  Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School in Fort Collins is one of America’s most environmentally friendly schools.

The Colorado Department of Education has named Kinard one of the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools in 2013. The award recognized 64 schools and 14 school districts for environmental education and building sustainable, healthy learning spaces.

Kinard is the only school in Colorado that scored a perfect 100 based on Energy Star rating standards.

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