Bustos and Massey are aiding schools in becoming green certified by MAEOE while exciting the students and staff about their accomplishments. At the end of the program, they celebrate the positive environmental impact their school has made on their community and surrounding areas.
In addition, MAEOE approved the free energy education program: OUR Schools by greeNEWit as a way that schools in Maryland can easily earn the Green Schools certification.
The OUR Schools Program teaches students how everyone is connected to the environment and how small behaviors in their daily lives can have a large impact on society. Through STEM-based lessons and hands-on learning, the program uses real life scenarios to teach students to be more energy conscious and reduce consumption. To date, greeNEWit has reached more than 13,000 students in the Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George’s County. They hope to expand their program with its recent MAEOE approval and educate more students on the benefits of going green.
To become a green leader and learn more about the Maryland Green Schools Program, visit the MAEOE’s website (http://www.maeoe.org/
For the latest energy saving tips or more on this social project, call the office at 866.994.7639.