Vote early, vote often!
South Shore Charter Public School, a Core Knowledge School in Norwell, Massachusetts, is one of ten finalists across the country in a contest to be named “America’s Greenest School.” More than pride is at stake. If the school wins, it gets a $150,000 hybrid bus, a $20,000 dollar “green makeover” for the school and other prizes, including a live rock concert.
South Shore, it turns out, comes by its finalist status honestly. The school has twice been awarded Massachusetts highest environmental educational award. The school’s video entry for the contest features a student-produced news report that looks at an impressive range of eco-friendly initiatives at the school, including the “veggie van” – a school-owned vehicle that runs on used vegetable oil donated by local restaurants.
The Boston Globe has already done a piece on South Shore and the contest, which has helped push its entry to third place among the ten finalists, but they’re still tens of thousands of votes behind.
“Our greatest wish is that you will help us get even more votes by passing along this information through emails to your friends and family, Facebook, phone calls, etc., says South Shore teacher Sarah Roberts says in an email. “If you have ideas to increase votes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much for your support; let’s show the country what Core Knowledge Schools are about.”
To vote for South Shore charter, go to http://www.americasgreenestschool.com/votenow.aspx and look for Sarah Roberts’ Third and Fourth Grade Classses near the bottom of the page. Vote every day through Friday, April 2. The contest is sponsored by IC Bus LLC, the Illinois company that manufactured the hybrid bus.
Please take a minute and help out this terrific Core Knowledge school.