Announcement of 2013 Green Schools Green Scales Award Recipients
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The U.S. Green Building Council Iowa Chapter is pleased to announce the award recipients of our Green Schools Green Scales project. Funding provided to these award winners has been made available through a matching grant from The Center for Green Schools and the Iowa State Department of Administrative Services.
Independence Community School District Junior and Senior High Schools in Independence, Iowa will receive a $500 grant for their composting project. Five hundred dollars will also be awarded to Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City, Iowa for their school garden project. Cedar Rapids schools will receive $750.00 towards the implementation of recycling programs in all 33 buildings. In Central Iowa two schools are award recipients. Hillis Elementary will receive $500 for the continued development of their ECO educational hour which focuses on learning and exploration of themes related to wellness, nutrition, eco-systems and gardening. Cowles Elementary will also receive $500 for their gardening project. Green Team mentors from USGBC Iowa Chapter will work with the respective schools in the implementation of their projects.
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