Building on green school expertise that spans more than a decade, Global Green USA and Pureology announced earlier this month that Boston Latin School is the winner of its second annual Green School Makeover Competition presented by Pureology and will receive a $75,000 grant to help the school reach its goals of creating a sustainable school garden, making improvements that will reduce energy usage throughout the school and reducing the amount of plastic water bottles on the campus.
Boston Latin School was selected from over 450 entries from around the country, each of whom submitted a student-created proposal outlining green initiatives and achievements to date, while outlining what the student body would do if they won the competition. Global Green’s Green School Makeover competition was presented by Pureology.
“We’re humbled by the record number of submissions we received from schools this year,” said Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the places, people and planet in need. “It’s inspiring to see how eco-conscious the kids are.”
A panel of judges reviewed and considered each of the entries received from a record number of K-12 public, private and charter schools across the country, then selected ten finalists. The top schools from this group then received a site visit from Global Green USA staff.
“Global Green USA’s 2013 Green Makeover Competition has been one of our most publicized and successful green school initiatives to date,” noted Petersen. “In 2011, we received over 200 entries and selected the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin, Texas.
Global Green USA launched its 2nd Green School Makeover Competition, presented by Pureology, last January, offering a $75,000 cash prize, a $5,000 Office Depot gift card, and technical assistance from Global Green USA’s team of green schools/green building experts. The nine other finalist schools will also receive Office Depot cards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. For more information visit globalgreen.org and Global Green USA articles
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