OSWEGO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 308: Bednarcik Junior High School’s Environmentalist Team is Dedicated to Improving our World through Recycling and Energy Conservation
Oswego Community Unit School District 308 issued the following announcement on June 12.
The Environmentalist Team from Bednarcik Junior High School has been recognized by The National Energy Education Development Project as it’s 2018 Illinois Team of the Year for the recycling plan and energy audit program they have developed at their school. They will receive a National Award for Outstanding Community Outreach Program in Washington, D.C. for the work they have done in reaching out to other schools and organizations by creating a series of energy conservation music videos, providing daily tips for students and families, holding recycling drives, making recycled art work, and completing several community service projects.
As part of the recognition weekend in Washington, D.C., these students will have the opportunity to attend workshops which will allow them to share the programs they do at Bednarcik with other groups as well as provide opportunities for them to learn new strategies and develop leadership skills to help the team make a continued impact on our community energy usage and conservation efforts.
The team currently has raised enough money to send three students to Washington, D.C., but is hoping to be able to send more members of the team so that they can share in this experience. The money is needed to help pay for registration fees and travel costs. If you would like to donate, please visit their Gofundme page.
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Source: Oswego Community Unit School District 308