Posted October 3rd, 2022
Posted October 3rd, 2022
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners recently honored the 73 schools which achieved Official Michigan Green School status for the 2021-22 Program Cycle.
Of those achieving Official Michigan Green School status:
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.
Natalie Bolak from L’Anse Creuse Middle School – North, 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 2021-22 are as follows:
This year, the Macomb Green Schools Program presented the fourth annual Green Advocate Award to Mr. James Swank, a volunteer from Carleton Middle School. Mr. Swank’s nomination came from Joylynn Blum, a teacher at Carleton Middle School.
“I, Joylynn Blum, a teacher and Ecology Club leader at Carleton Middle School would like to nominate Mr. James Swank for his outstanding contributions to making Carleton Middle School a more green school. When the education world was unexpectedly turned upside down and students and teachers were sent home to learn remotely, Mr. Swank stepped up and continued to come to the school to help out. In that time Mr. Swank voluntarily took care of the plants growing in the greenhouses. Mr. Swank watered, spliced, repotted, added additional plants, weeded and planted to continue what had been started by the Ecology Club. In addition to helping with the greenhouses, Mr. Swank has always put together beautiful displays in the main hallway dedicated to showcasing the animals our students raise money to adopt from the WWF. Mr. Swank also often volunteers his time at our school to do additional activities such as collecting, organizing, and delivering the warm clothing items that our Student Council members gathered during the Giving Tree Clothing Drive this year for community outreach. Mr. Swank was not asked to do any of this; he simply volunteers for the benefit of our students, staff and community and I truly appreciate him for that.”
Congratulations to Mr. James Swank, 2021 Green Advocate Award Winner!
The Michigan Green Schools Program is a fun, educational initiative that 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!