PLT School Receives “Go Greener” Grant!

PLT School Receives “Go Greener” Grant!

4/18/11

NH PLT partner, Bicentennial School in Nashua received a $500 “Go Greener” grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation! The school has been working hard to connect students to nature and reduce their environmental impact and now their efforts are being recognized nationally.  5th grade teacher and Green Team coordinator, Tanya Ackerman wrote up the nomination on behalf of the school.

NHPLT’s 3 year partnership with Bicentennial has been working with the entire school community to incorporate the natural world into their curriculum.  This has resulted in outdoor connections to every science unit, energy, water and waste audits, daily composting, and a school-wide effort to reduce energy consumption by “hitting the switch”!  The school also has a completely student-run recycling program to recycle paper, aluminum & plastic.  This year, Bicentennial held their 2nd annual “It’s Easy Being Green Yard Sale” to raise money to support the maintenance of their outdoor classroom space and other green efforts at the school.

What are you doing to GO GREEN?