As green school coordinator, I took up the Clean Green 15 Challenge to pick up trash for atleast 15 minutes as many times as possible. After picking up the trash, I would go to the website and enter the data. This data was accumulated throughout the year from students and teachers in the school, as well as community members and organizations, coming together to keep their local watershed clean.
Our green club picked up trash around our school yard, almost every Wednesday, for atleast 15 minutes.
I also spread the word via social media and local businesses. If anyone was going to be cleaning up they should input the data for their local school.
Today was the award ceremony for Baltimore County’s Clean Green 15 Challenge, at Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School.
The kindergarteners sang a song called “Going Green”, which was super cute.
After all the data was calculated, 17 schools were awarded for their efforts. Schools that won honorable mention received Samsung galaxy tablets. The other schools won prizes in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for elementary, middle and high school.
I am excited to share that Ridgely won 2nd place in middle school category! We won a $1,500 grant from the Education Foundation of Baltimore County, that we can use for some awesome green school projects!
It was a very nice ceremony! Thank you Debbie Phelps, County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schoool system doe developing such impactful partnerships!
Check out the news story below!