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Brandon awarded Greening Michigan grant

by David Fleet

September 29, 2010

The Brandon School District is just a little greener these days—by $2,000.

Spearheaded by Brandon Middle School technology teacher Jennifer Brady, the district was recently awarded four-$500 Greening Michigan Classroom Grants. The grants parallel the district's green initiative to inspire all students to "Go Blue Live Green."

The Michigan Public Service Commission awarded a grant to Energy Works Michigan, for the Michigan Renewable Schools Program. The program is implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy measures at public and private K-12 schools throughout the state. As part of the program, Energy Works is promoting green initiatives at K-12 schools through the Greening Michigan Classrooms Grant.

The Brandon District was one of 46 schools statewide to receive the grant.

The Energy Works Michigan Grant Winners:

nBrandon High School: Brandon STEM Pathways Academy, Andrew Spiece—Video equipment for students to create a promotional video to share with other students about green initiatives.

nBrandon Middle School: Jennifer Brady—Organic sustainable garden and video to introduce a sustainability program.

nBrandon High School: Judith McCall—Recycle bins to become a completely non-landfill district.

nHT Burt Life Long Learning Center—Pam Schoemer-Recycle bins and informational posters to encourage students to recycle.