Gustavus Adolphus College receives nationwide recognition for its efforts in being green.

The college is the only one in the state to be named a 2018 Green Ribbon School. Three school districts from the metro were also honored with the award.

Those chosen are recognized as leading the way in reducing environmental impact, promoting health and ensuring high-quality environmental education.

In total, 46 schools, six districts and six post secondary institutions were honored throughout the country.

Awardees will be honored at a September ceremony in Washington, D.C.