This week’s School of the Week has also been named the Go Green Initiative’s 2007 International School of the Year. And it’s not surprising that Barbara Bush Elementary has also received awards from Keep America Beautiful, Keep Texas Beautiful, and the American Forest and Paper Association to go along with the hardware they took home this weekend at Go Green’s Earth Summit 2007 in San Jose, California.
Over the past 18 months alone the students, teachers, and staff of Barbara Bush Elementary have amazingly accomplished the following:
• Avoided 48 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
• Avoided the use of 625 million BTU’s of energy use
• Saved 205 cubic yards of landfill waste
• Avoided the use of 434,000 gallons of water
• Allowed 4,836 tree seedlings to grow
And to add to all of that, they’ve got an average recycling rate of 237 lbs. of paper per student, which means that their on-campus recycling rate is seven times the national average and the highest in the nation.
Not surprisingly, they received a handwritten note from Mrs. Barbara Bush congratulating them on their award at the ceremony in San Jose.
Congrats from Treehugger to everyone at this amazing school in Grand Prairie!
The TH Interview: Jill Buck, Founder and Executive Director of the Go Green Initiative
via:: The Go Green Initiative