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Posts in February 2012
Clean Air Schools that completed their baseline survey before February 3rd were entered into a drawing for a visit from BAIR, the Clean Air Campaign mascot. Congratulations to our winners below! Keep an eye out for additional chances to win prizes throughout the school-year!
Union Elementary, Paulding County Schools
Shakerag Elementary, Fulton County Schools
Shallowford Fall Elementary, Cobb County Schools
How green is your school? Do you have high standards of efficiency, student health and environmental education? If so, then you could be selected to be a National Green Ribbon School.
The Georgia Department of Education is now accepting applications for Georgia schools to participate in the National DOE Green Ribbon Schools Program. They’re partnering with USGBC-Georgia, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, The Clean Air Campaign, Georgia EPD, and the Turner Foundation to recognize clean, green Georgia schools.
National Green Ribbon Schools are schools that excel in three areas: 1) optimal efficiency in energy, water and waste management; 2) healthy students and school environment; and 3) environmental education. Up to four Georgia K-12 schools will be nominated to the U.S. Department of Education to compete for the coveted national distinction of being an inaugural Green Ribbon School.
The Turner Foundation has generously pledged $10,000 for the school or schools who are recognized with a National DOE Green Ribbon. (If multiple Georgia schools are selected for the National Green Ribbon Program, they will split the prize.)
Applications are due February 24, 2012. You can download and submit the application at www.usgbcga.org or at www.gadoe.org beginning today.
The winning Georgia schools will be announced on the steps of the State Capitol Building March 15th, 2012, to kick off Georgia’s first High Performance, Healthy Schools Day. Time is running out, so submit your school’s application today!
Nothing's cooler than kids getting creative about clean air. Last week, the students of White Oak Elementary dove into carpooling in a big way. Donning swimsuits, snorkels and pool floaties, this group spread the word to their classmates that it's cool to pool to school! Check out the photos below--we think their efforts made a huge splash.
So how can you put imaginations at your school to work for better air? Show us your ideas and we just might feature you on the Champions Forum!