Sea Girt Elementary recognized for ‘going green’

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Sea Girt Elementary School just received the bronze award from Sustainable Jersey for Schools for its environmental efforts. [COAST STAR FILE PHOTO]

SEA GIRT — Sea Girt Elementary School has been recognized for its commitment to “going green” with a Bronze Award from Sustainable Jersey for Schools.

The school program is overseen by Carly Fanslau, supervisor of student services. Ms. Fanslau gave a presentation to the school board last Thursday night about the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program, its success and what the recognition means for the school.

Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program “for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future,” according to the program’s website.

Ms. Fanslau said the certification program began for New Jersey’s municipalities as the Sustainable Jersey program, and in 2014 opened up to public schools.

“So we can start to educate our younger members of the community … how to implement practices for sustainability for the overall good of our community … but also the global community at large,” she said.

Of the 678 school districts in New Jersey, 302 participated in Sustainable Jersey for Schools. Of those 302 that participated, only 222 are certified, with 209 achieving Bronze Award status and 13 Silver, Ms. Fanslou reported.

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