Thursday, August 23, 2012

Portland just got a bit greener - 
Come celebrate the awarding of the first Green Flag School in Oregon! 

The National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA representative will be presenting Mary Rieke Elementary School the Green Flag Award on September 7th from 8:45-9:30.  To earn the top award in this program the school has developed and implemented three Eco-Action Plans - energy, biodiversity education, and consumption/waste.  The Rieke Student Council, EcoThink Club, and adult Green Team have conducted and reported audits of lunch waste, selectively delamped the facility to save energy, and participated in a full school planting to create the Wilson/Rieke Arboretum.  This effort has lead to financial savings for the school and increased environmental awareness in our community.  

If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP here.