Kathleen E. Goodwin Elementary School/Old Saybrook Middle School is one of the ten finalists for America’s Greenest School. The contest entry, submitted by Billy and Maddy S., is a video titled, Climb Aboard 2B Green. The video shows initiatives the school has taken to go green.
For the second consecutive year, America will be able to vote for the most deserving school as part of the search for America’s Greenest School. Ten finalists have been selected from a pool of entries from nearly 1,600 students nationwide that tout how their schools are committed to being environmentally friendly.
Between now and April 2, the public can vote online at www.AmericasGreenestSchool.com to view entries from the ten finalists and select their favorite.
The winning school will receive a hybrid school bus from IC Bus, the nation’s largest school bus manufacturer. Each hybrid school bus can increase the fuel efficiency of standard school buses by up to 65 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent. The hybrid bus has an estimated retail value of $150,000. The school will also receive a green audit of their school from a LEED Accredited Professional and approximately $20,000 for their school to use toward additional green improvements to the school. The student or students who submitted the winning entry will win or share a $3,000 scholarship.