BCPS schools benefitted from clean-up projects since last fall
What: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, BCPS administrators, and other dignitaries will announce the winning schools of the third annual “Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge.” The top performing schools will be awarded grants to create environmental projects. Since last fall, when the litter challenge began, more than 5,600 volunteers participated in 406 clean-ups throughout Baltimore County, resulting in the removal of nearly 19 tons of trash from school and community properties. The anti-litter initiative encouraged BCPS schools and community organizations to conduct litter clean-ups and anti-littering outreach through last fall and winter and into this past spring.
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Reisterstown Elementary School
223 Walgrove Rd.
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Through the initiative, participating groups registered their “Clean Green” 15-minute event on the BCPS website and designated which BCPS school would receive credit for their efforts. Environmental grants from The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools are awarded to schools based on the clean-up activity credited to winning schools as well as other anti-litter education and outreach efforts. Grants are to be used for school-based instruction that emphasizes the theme of environmental literacy. Sponsors include BGE, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Tradepoint Atlantic, The Maryland Environmental Service, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and Baltimore County Public Schools.