Posted Date: 03/23/2023
Thanks to the hard work of the student group, Sustained U, Union High School has been named an Oklahoma Green School.
Sara Ivey, education programs and services coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Wednesday afternoon presented the organization with a Green Schools flag to display at the school.
Ivey commended the students for their work to promote recycling and clean-up efforts at the school, reminding them to stay vigilant and keep up the work to main the High School as a Green School. She also encouraged students to think of ways to improve their efforts at the High School and to encourage other Union schools to embrace the Green Schools effort.
Their advisor is social studies teacher Tara Nedrow, who happens to be one of the High School’s current Teachers of the Year.
The Oklahoma Green Schools Program has been developed through the efforts of several public and private organizations. An informal committee was formed in 2008 with the purpose of combining efforts to form an awareness campaign. Our goal is to help administrators, teachers and students improve their schools and their environment. There are many, many resources for “green” schools. The information can be overwhelming. This program brings coordination and focus to the green school movement in Oklahoma.
Learn more: https://okgreenschools.org/about-us/