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Ten Farmington Schools Earn 'Michigan Green Schools' Status

Student clubs help their schools by encouraging recycling, energy conservation and other environmental protection measures.

From the littlest "Pee Wee Power Savers" to high school Interact Clubs, local students are working hard to make their schools more environmentally friendly. 

(FPS) officials during their regular meeting Tuesday at honored 10 buildings that have achieved Michigan Green School status, along with the clubs whose work got them there. Jim Pearse, the District's energy manager, said schools were eligible for three levels of recognition – Green, Emerald and Evergreen – based on the number of points accured in their applications. 

The state-wide program, established in 2010, requires a minimum of 10 points on a 20-point scale is required to achieve Green School status. Pearse said benchmarks on the application include establishing a student organization, recycling, energy conservation, environmental protection and even proposing an environmental stewardship project.

Board member Priscilla Brouillette said the board for many years "hoped we could do more with recycling ... We realize the leadership, caring and just plain hard work it takes to get so many schools recycling." 

Schools recognized were:

  • , Pee-Wee Power Savers - Emerald 
  • , Green Team - Emerald
  • , Green Team - Evergreen
  • , Green Team - Emerald
  • , Green Team - Emerald
  • , Green Team (first year) - Green
  • , Kilowatt Keeper/Green Team - Green
  • , Green Team - Evergreen
  • , Interact Club - Green
  • , Interact Club - Emerald

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