Common Ground students Joshua Cintron and Nelson Ruiz on a pedal-powered smoothie-maker.

Common Ground students Joshua Cintron and Nelson Ruiz on a pedal-powered smoothie-maker.

Two city schools won green ribbons from the White House on Earth Day for their environmental efforts.

Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, a K-8 district school, and Common Ground High School, an environmental-themed not-for-profit charter school, were two of 64 schools across the country named Monday by the U.S. Department of Education as official 2013 “green ribbon schools.”

Both schools were nominated by the state of Connecticut. Read the full article at New Haven Independent’s website.