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The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Announces 2016 Maryland Green School Awards

May 2016

Harford County public schools is pleased to share that the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced that C. Milton Wright High School has been newly certified as a 2016 Maryland Green School. In addition, Jarrettsville Elementary, Hickory Elementary, and Churchville Elementary schools have been recertified as 2016 Maryland Green Schools.

This year, Churchville Elementary School also achieved Sustainable School status. After 14 years of demonstrating a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement, MAEOE recognizes that Churchville Elementary staff, students, and local community will continue to benefit from the school’s sustainable practices over time.

“Encouraging our students to be global citizens includes environmental education,” said Superintendent of Schools Barbara P. Canavan. “We are very proud of each of the schools honored this year; they have dedicated themselves to making a difference and reducing the environmental impact at their school through education, professional development and school-wide events and environmental best practices like recycling and composting. We look forward to continuing our green school efforts!”
Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools. The students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and developing a deeper understanding of their own local environment.