Is your school environmentally conscious?
Two local schools (6th grade or higher) will be awarded the 2013 Environmental Community Service Award presented by Wawa, NBC10 and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.
These companies want to be green with envy of the school clubs, classrooms or teams that establish the most worthwhile environmental community service school projects that establish a “connection to your community.”
The criteria for projects includes, but is not limited to: establishing awareness of our natural and historic resources, and/or promoting community service that focuses on environmental and quality of life issues, according to organizers.
The best part is that each winning school will get their hands on some green. A $5,000 honorarium will be given to further the environmental programs at each school.
Past winning projects included linking hydroponics, aquaculture and alternative energy, an art garden, using gardening and turbines to go green and park clean ups.
Here are some basic requirements schools must meet to enter:
- Complete and submit an application by Monday, March 4, 2013.
- Applications can also be sent electronically, but must be signed by a school official and sent from an official school email address. Applications can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to MGKF, Attention: Environmental Award, 401 City Avenue, Suite 500, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., 19004.
- Be located in the following Delaware Valley counties: Pennsylvania -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia; New Jersey -- Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem; Delaware -- Kent and New Castle.
Judges from the Wawa, NBC10, Manko, Gold, Kather & Fox, LLP, The Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and representatives from Pennsylvania and New Jersey's Department of Environment Protection and Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control will review the applications and select the winners.
Surprise presentations will be made at the winning schools prior to Earth Day, April 22, 2013.