WALL TOWNSHIP — The board of education honored Wall High School’s Environmental Club, also known as the “Green Team,” at its public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
The group, represented by advisor and science teacher Joshua Tennant and senior class members Max Ilin, Mackenzie Reilly and Izzy Esposito, were acknowledged by the school board for earning the Green Flag Award from EcoSchools USA, a certification program by the National Wildlife Federation for schools that nurture environmental learning and climate action.
The Green Flag is the highest possible certification obtainable to school programs, which takes several years to achieve. Environmental programs must apply for the award after earning 300 “points” cumulatively over two school years by doing the following: providing audits for three different topics the organization focuses on [one must be energy], photographs of EcoSchools bulletin board or display link to the school’s EcoSchools webpage, an evidence of progress–accepted by EcoSchools in a written report, video or online photo book and a copy of the Eco-Code that the club provides on its website.
The high school seniors gave the audience a presentation on the award that the club received, how they earned it and what’s next for the future of the Green Team.
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