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Macomb County’s Green Schools 10th Anniversary Year!

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Macomb County’s Green Schools 2017-2018 Celebration Event Recap:

The Macomb County Board of Commissioners recently honored the 127 schools which achieved Official Michigan Green School status for the 2017-18 Program Cycle.

Of those achieving Official Michigan Green School status:

  • 11 have participated every single year since the beginning of our program:
    Beer Middle School, Carkenord Elementary School, Eisenhower Elementary School, Eisenhower High School, Jefferson Middle School, L'Anse Creuse Middle School - Central, Salk Elementary, St. Augustine, and St. Joan of Arc.

  • ALL 127 have robust recycling programs

  • ALL 127 have energy efficiency activities in place; meaning that they are saving resources and saving money.

Each year, as part of the Macomb County Green Schools program, the opportunity for students to create and submit a logo which may be considered for use specifically in Macomb County Green Schools program materials in the upcoming year.

Sophia Calhoun from Wilkerson Elementary School, is the creator of the winning logo this year!

Each year the "best of each category" is recognized for the designations of Green, Emerald and Evergreen.  Top Schools for 2017-18 are as follows:
Green Designation Category: Will L. Lee Elementary School
Emerald Designation Category: Washington Elementary School
Evergreen Designation Category: Utica Alternative Learning Center
Top Overall: Chippewa Valley High School
 
In addition: A Top Founder Award was given to Jefferson Middle School, a Best New Ideas Award was given to Hamilton Parsons Elementary!
 

 

NEWS:  2018 Green Advocate Award Winner - Ariella Sinistaj, Utica Alternative Learning Center

This year, the Macomb Green Schools Program presented the second annual Green Advocate Award to Ariella Sinistaj, a student at Utica Alternative Learning Center. Ariella’s nomination came from Robin Schultz-Strickland, a teacher at Utica Alternative Learning Center.

Ariella is a 12th grade student who has been a part of the Green Club since she began going to UALC last school year. Ariella has been a productive and active member who is always willing to lend a hand to whatever project they are working on, whether it be fundraising, poster making, or picking up litter. Ariella is the first to volunteer her time. Ariella is an advocate both in and outside of school. Ariella supports a vegan diet whenever she can and does not preach on it, but rather is always open to offering her classmates tips on ways they can eat in a more nature friendly way. For Christmas this year instead of gifts, she asked for donations to wildlife preservation funds such as WWF which shows how she is committed in her personal life as well. When she graduates, she plans to attend college in the field of Nature Conservation study, as she would like to devote her life's work to protecting and supporting our environment. Not many young people are as devoted to being an Advocate for our planet in such a dedicated way as Ariella is.

Congratulations to Ariella Sinistaj, 2018 Green Advocate Award Winner!

We are looking forward to the 11th year of the Macomb County Green Schools Program!

Also honored were:
 
2018 Macomb County Board of Commissioners Earth Day Poster Contest Winner:
KyleeAnn Pfeifer, L'Anse Creuse Middle School - Central
 
 
The Bench Challenge Winner:
Lutz School
 
 

 

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Why Participate in the Green Schools Program? 

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The Michigan Green Schools Program is a fun, educational initiative which encourages students to participate in activities that are good for the environment and promote energy efficiency and savings.

Be sure to check out a few events going on at other Macomb County Green Schools by visiting our Info-Ideas-Events page. If you have something going on related to your Green School Program, please let us know so we can help promote!

Click here for ideas, activity opportunities, and other resources.