Greenlight Award Projects Underway!
Since Round 1 of the Greenlight Award competition last December, our nine finalists have been working hard to bring to life their big green ideas for the final round of the contest on May 20th. Mark your calendar and bring your friends to this exciting show!

Also, see below for an exciting opportunity for environmental leaders - Sc3 Congress
High School Finalists
Fox Lane Food Fair - Senior Megan Bartley will hold a pilot event to educate community about local food.

School Composting - Senior Jessica Smith is piloting a composting program at Pound Ridge Elementary School.

Making EBT Available for Use at a Local Farmers Market - Sophomores  Michelle Paolicelli and Kathryn Tortorella,  will pilot food justice program at local Farmer’s Market.

Energy Efficient Lighting- Seniors, Maya Koneval, Jesse Hoogland, and Sajay Srivastava, are researching and developing recommendations to improve energy efficiency at FLHS.

Waste Disposal Labeling in Schools - George Quinn, grade 9, will implement a labeling program in one or more of the BCSD schools to increase recycling.
Middle School Finalists
Aquaponic Farming - 7th graders, Harrison Konopka, Rahul Menon, and Ian Delannes-Molka, are demonstrating a sustainable closed-loop system and food production at FLMS.

Campsite Cleanings at WPR has changed to Invasive Plant Removal and Tree Planting at WPR - Due to a request by Ward Pound Ridge, rather than focus on litter clean up, Eugenia Kaltsas, 6th grader, will engage volunteers to remove invasive species and plant trees in the storm-damaged Cathedral of Pines at WPR.
Here Comes the Sun - 8th Grader Asa Friedrich is designing a solar paneled bus shelter to produce carbon free energy.

Fox Lane Ride Share Bank - 6th grader Jackson Lawrence is encouraging carpooling among FLMS families to cut down on carbon emissions.
Mark your calendars for the finals on May 20 to come see how these projects have made an impact or demonstrate something that could have a big impact in the future!

Thank you to BCSD for hosting the Greenlight Award pilot this year,

and thank you again 
to our Greenlight Award Round 1 Judges (pictured from left to right):
  • Laura Rossi, Executive Director, Westchester Community Foundation
  • Anthony Patierno, Sleepy Hollow Middle School Science Teacher and Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) Student Ambassador Program Coordinator
  • Jim Diamond, CEO of Diamond Properties
  • Andy Revkin, Dot Earth environmental blogger and Sr Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University
  • Francis Corcoran, Westchester County Legislator

Stay tuned for another amazing line up of judges for the Final Event May 20th!
Student Opportunity!
Do you know a student who wants to take
environmental leadership to the next level?
Sc3 Congress - a week long journey that lasts a lifetime!
The Green Schools Alliance invites students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools or communities to participate in the Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3). Hosted by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), the nation's premier government training facility for climate and conservation, students and educators selected to participate in the week-long Congress will receive  recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow.
WHO: Current 8th - 11th Grade Students
WHEN: Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, July 2, 2016 
WHERE: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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