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District Earns Green Circle Award For Eco-Friendly Efforts

Plainville Community Schools has earned the Department of Environmental Protection's Green Circle Award for a number of eco-friendly initiatives currently in place throughout the school district, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen Binkowski.

According to the Department of Environmental Protection's website, the Green Circle Award program was established to recognize school districts, businesses, institutions, civic organizations, and individuals who have participated in energy conservation, transportation, pollution prevention or recycling related activities or projects that promote natural resource conservation or environmental awareness. To date, more than 750 awards have been granted, recognizing more than 1,100 projects statewide.

The school district was recognized for a number of eco-friendly initiatives including:reducing or eliminating the use of elemental mercury or products containing elemental mercury, installation of the solar roofing systems on three district schools, the district-wide integrated pest management program, and student led recycling programs at both the middle and high school.

Bob Hannon, Supervising Environmental Analyst from the Department of Environmental Protection presented the Green Circle Award for school district and individual school initiatives to Director of Facilities Steve Busel, at the district's Convocation program held on August 26.

"I am very proud of the work of our staff in achieving this award for our eco-friendly efforts," said Binkowski.

-Posted on August 27, 2009 at 03:47 PM

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