Congratulations to our 2017 National Green Schools Society Graduates and to our scholarship winners!
1st Annual Project Green Schools Scholarship
- Mark Thekkethala – Xaverian Brothers High School
Current by GE Scholarship – Energized future scholarship winner
- Eve Wyman – Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Foxborough Regional Charter School, Massachusetts
Niyana Depina, Sheaffeel Gedeon, Amyah Harris, Wildnese Leveque, Belunda Moise, Abigail Nelson, Lynesse Pierre, Caroline Rudd
Graduates worked together to develop and carry out lesson plans for younger students around how “they could make the world a greener and cleaner place. The main mission was to teach them certain concepts on the idea of different things can negatively affect the earth and also to show them what can be done or what they can do to keep the world clean.” The students used hands-on experiments, including conducting a “foul water lab” which resembles polluted water and the ways it can then be cleaned.
Salem High School, Massachusetts
Owen Clyne, Alex Debski, Jason Dinh, Derek Marquis, Maeve Murphy, Shawn Small
Rancho High School, Nevada
Eugen worked to “reduce, renew and recycle with a vengeance” on his campus switching his school from eight large garbage gins to seven recycling and only one trash bin.
Andover High School, Massachusetts
Wonhee Han, Reetahan Mukhopadhyay, Ryan Mulligan
Graduates focused on promoting recycling and composting at their school. Students worked to educate their fellow students on the benefits of recycling and composting using student make videos. They also worked to make the composting systems more self-sufficient.
Manchester-Essex High School, Massachusetts
Jazmine Appeltofft, Carlotta Angelis, Charles Baker, Jake Brugger, Niahm Dalton, Chloe Doucette, Becka Hille-Tawater, Ethan Ketchum, Redmond Pulver, Sally Pulver, Phoebe Savje, Frederick Spofford, Madi Trumble
Saranac Lake High School, New York
Stuart Baird, Elodie Linck, Jada Meadows, Patrick Quinn, Witter Swanson, Silas Swanson
After organizing and presenting at the Climate Leadership Summit, the graduates applied for a mini grant from the Wild Center to buy reusable water bottles for every single student at their school. The goal of the grant was to encourage fellow classmates to stop using disposable water bottles. The students also inherited a rescued painted turtle and started to grow their own lettuce as the turtles food supply. Finally, one student also created a web resource for snow packs for local backcountry skiing while working with the Climate Reality Project’s: I am Pro Snow Camapign.
Homer Central High School, New York
Adam worked with his schools’ Green Team to “leave the High School in a much better place” after they graduated. The first part of the plan was to implement a composting and recycling program in their cafeteria. On average their cafeteria would produce 30 bags of garbage, but after just one week of the new waste system, the cafeteria only produced 6 bags of garbage! Students separate all of their waste by “dumping liquids, recycling milk cartons, bottles and plastics, and composting food scraps. Leftover food scraps now go to a local pig farm every week.
Next, the school established a farm to school movement in which the cafeteria food coordinators work with a local farm to bring implement a veggie bar in the cafeteria for the 2017-2018 school year.
Lastly, Adam and the Green Team applied for and received a $1000.00 grant to build a school garden. Plans are under way to establish the garden and it’s location before the end of the school year.
Lake Placid Central High School, New York
Sean has been working to have his local Town Council sign onto the Pro Snow campaign. The Pro Snow Campaign is a campaign which promotes mountain communities and winter destinations to move towards 100% renewable electricity by 2030.