The Montclair School District can take pride in its schools such as Charles H. Bullock and Edgemont Montessori having successfully implemented environmentally friendly practices in its daily operations.
The Montclair Board of Education is now pursuing an effort to get all Montclair schools to be more green by introducing a resolution at its board meeting this past Monday that would have the district link up with Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a statewide certification program that helps schools carry out conservation efforts.
It’s a timely gesture when considering Edgemont recently was awarded the Bronze Award by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program for its sustainability efforts, including collecting bottle caps and recycling cafeteria waste.
In commenting to The Montclair Times, Schools Superintendent Penny MacCormack cited the school district’s green-friendly approach.
“Whether it be the innovative work coming out of Bullock, our environmental science magnet, the initiatives showcased at Edgemont, the greenhouses we use at Watchung and Mt. Hebron, or our valuable cross-District programs, together we have made the environment a top priority in our schools,” MacCormack told The Times.
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