Local Schools Receive Green Awards from Macomb County
Public and private schools from New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township were honored Monday by Macomb County for being "green."
Schools from across New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township were honored Monday at the Macomb Intermediate School District as Green Schools.
The Green Schools Program was established in 2006 and brought to Macomb County by the Board of Commissioners in 2008.
Any public or private K-12 school can participate, and Green School status must be renewed each year.
To achieve the status, schools wishing to receive the designation must compete activities to earn points in the categories of recycling, energy and environmental education and protection. Activities are reported in application which is reviewed by a panel of experts.
"It is a culmination of a yearlong process to make a difference in schools and in the home," said Board of Commissioners Chair Kathy D. Vosburg, R-Chesterfield Township. "Our community has the opportunity to learn for the future."
This is an increasingly popular program, starting with 45 schools the first year and expanded to 121 schools this year.
Of the 121 schools earning "Green" status, 48 also achieved ”Emerald" and 28 achieved "Evergreen" status.
Anchor Bay Schools
- Anchor Bay Middle School North (Green)
- Anchor Bay Middle School South (Green)
- Ashley Elementary School (Emerald)
- Dean A. Naldrett Elementary School (Green)
- Great Oaks Elementary School (Emerald)
- Maconce Elementary School (Green)
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
- Green Elementary School (Evergreen)
- Chesterfield Elementary School (Emerald)
- Francis A. Higgins Elementary School (Emerald)
- Joseph M. Carkenord Elementary School (Evergreen)
- L'Anse Creuse Middle School East (Emerald)
Archdiocese of Detroit
- St. Mary Church (Evergreen)