Archive for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Teacher, school get award for being ‘green’

Broken Arrow Elementary was rewarded for its efforts in going 'green.'

May 19, 2009


The recycling program at a local school earned honors Monday from Pet World.

Pet World gave its Greener World Award to Broken Arrow School and to fourth-grade teacher Ginny Turvey. Pet World owner Sherry Emerson said the award recognizes a teacher that “makes a positive impact on the future of our planet through public education.”

Turvey said she was stunned to receive the award and was quick to credit members of her fourth-grade class.

“Fourth-graders really coordinate the effort throughout the school. … We decided this year to take our recycling efforts up a notch and include the whole school,” Turvey said.

Turvey received $500, while Broken Arrow received $1,500 for environmental programming.

This is the first Greener World Award, but Emerson said it won’t be the last.


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