Eight schools in Oakland County have been recognized for 15 years of participation in the Michigan Green School, a program of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).
The program helps schools across the state meet their environmental and energy conservation goals.
Schools that have achieved green school status since 2008 include
Beverly Elementary, Pierce Elementary and Lincoln Street Alternative High School (Birmingham Public Schools) Our Lady of Sorrows (Farmington) Clear Lake Elementary (Oxford Community Schools) North Hill Elementary (Rochester Community Schools) Addams Elementary and Oak Ridge Elementary ( Royal Oak Schools).
In addition to presenting certificates to these schools, Oakland County Commissioners will support the 2022-23 program, including a celebration at the Detroit Zoo in 2023.
“Combating climate change is going to require us all to work together to solve the problem,” said David Woodward, chairman of the commission. “Oakland County applauds and stands in solidarity with our incredible green schools and students as they become the leaders in sustainability and environmental protection that our world needs today – now more than never.”
“I am extremely proud of the 91 schools in Oakland County that have gone above and beyond to achieve Michigan Green School Status,” said Wanda Cook-Robinson.[a], Superintendent of Oakland Schools. “Environmental sustainability is the responsibility of all citizens, and our districts are doing a great job preparing our K-12 students.”
Oakland Schools and Oakland County partner to administer the program each year.
For the 2021-22 school year, 91 Oakland County schools participated, including four schools new to the program.
For more information on the Green Schools program, visit www.oakland.k12.mi.us/school-districts/services/environmental.