3 schools take home Green Ribbons

By Jeanette Halliburton 12:13pm, March 26, 2013 - Updated 1:25pm, March 26, 2013
WDEL's Jeanette Halliburton talks with Red Clay Superintendent Merv Daugherty about his schools' efforts to go green.
Three schools win Green Ribbon Awards in a ceremony at Richardson Park Elementary School in Elsmere for their environmental accomplishments.

Red Clay's Conrad Schools of Science and Richardson Park Elementary took home the honor for their efforts to reduce electricity by 28-percent, a move state Education Secretary Mark Murphy says is the first of its kind in Delaware.

Both schools have also undertaken efforts to sort through waste and recyclables. Leftover food, napkins and liquid are all composted.

The third winner, St. Andrew's School in Middletown, took home a Green Ribbon for its devotion of nearly half of its land to ecological and beneficial uses, including ecologically responsible farming.

Green winners: Red Clay, Conrad Schools of Science and Richardson park elementary in partnership with richardson park learning center

aims to reduce electric by 28-percent, 1st of its kind. both schools undertaken efforts to reduce paper and copost waste.

sort thru waste, compost in recyclables. leftover food napkins and liquids are composted.

St. Andrew Schools

44% of school's 22-hundred acres are devoted to ecololgical benficial ususes, and much of rest is farming in ecologically responsible ways. use of environment

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