George School Announces Green Initiative Contest

George School Environmental Science classes explored the green roofs on campus. (Photo by Robert Fest)

The George School Board of Trustees announced its third Green Initiative Contest for students. The contest invites students to submit proposals for an environmental stewardship project with an estimated budget of up to $50,000. Winners will be announced during assembly on Friday, February 15, 2019.

“Part of George School’s mission is to educate citizen scholars who are committed to faithful stewardship of the earth,” said Mike Gersie, director of operations. “This is a great opportunity for students to be involved in shaping environmental sustainability at George School and we are excited to learn about their ideas.”

Students interested in participating in the competition must submit a one page proposal by Thursday, January 24, 2019. Finalists will be notified on Thursday, January 31 and will have until Tuesday, February 12 to complete and prepare their presentations.

Proposals must fit into one of five categories: energy conservation, environmental education, educational community outreach, renewable energy, or sustainable living. The proposal should include a statement of tangible benefits that help enhance students’ education and campus life, increase student involvement in and awareness of environmental issues, and impact the environment at a local or global level.

The George School Green Initiative contest has been held every other year since its inception in 2015. Students should contact Mike Gersie or Becky Hutchins with any questions.

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