Mission Moment: Think Clean. Think Wheelabrator!

We’ve made a new friend!  Just in time for Earth Day on April 22.

Thanks to Mike Dougherty, Market Manager and the people at Wheelabrator Technologies.  They have gifted an Earth Friendly Sponsorship of $6000

Who is Wheelabrator?

Think “Clean Energy”. Here’s what they do:

  • They preserve the land we live on: 3.4 Million tons of metals is recovered from the waste stream that would be used in landfills.
  • They convert waste into energy: 90% of landfill waste materials is converted as a fuel to produce electricity and steam.
  • They improve the air we breathe: Every 1 ton of waste converted to energy = 1 ton of CO2 avoided.

What is TeamBCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge?    

Everyone can participate in this “Green” initiative.  Through this program, BCPS schools and their community supporters conduct quick 15-minute litter clean-ups and compete to see which school communities can log the most clean-ups. Community groups include school-based groups, places of worship, youth groups, civic or community groups, scout troops, sport teams, businesses or other organizations and environmental organizations and others that wish to help clean up their community. Groups are asked to report their clean-ups on the BCPS website.

Are you participating in the Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge?  It’s not too late.  School communities should be starting now.  The grant award will be announced in May.  To get involved and learn more, click here at http://educationfoundationbcps.org/grants/clean-green-15-grants/

The link above will take you to our website.  You can register there for participation by clicking on the additional link provided on that page.

Where will the grant money go?

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools awards grants to the top winning schools to fund school-based instructional projects emphasizing the theme of environmental literacy.  This grant is in partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, in support of the Team BCPS Clean Green 15 initiative.

Partnerships like these keep our earth clean!

Note: The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools works in collaboration with Mrs. Ellen Kobler, Deputy Communications Director, Baltimore County Office of Communications, for all TEAM BCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge Initiatives.