Savannah Country Day School captures the Green Flag

School is the first to receive a Green Flag in the U.S.

04-28-2011 // Mary Landers - Savannah Morning News
Green Your School!

This excerpt is from an article in the Savannah Morning News

The worms helped. So did the low-emissions paint. And the hour a week the students spend outside learning and playing.

These and a host of other efforts ranging from building modifications to curriculum tweaks earned Savannah Country Day School the first Green Flag given to an American school in the international Eco-Schools program.

“There have been 12,900 Green Flags awarded to K-12 schools in 50 countries to date,” said Laura Hickey, senior director of the Eco-Schools USA program operated by the National Wildlife Federation. “Today, Savannah Country Day School is being awarded the first Green Flag in the United States — you have now joined the ranks of the greenest Eco-Schools in the world.”

The hundreds of kindergarten through fifth-grade students gathered in the lower school atrium cheered at her pronouncement Thursday afternoon. Then they oohed and aahed over the actual flag she presented them. Not surprisingly, it’s green, and embossed with the Eco-Schools logo. 

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