A green team at Hillsborough High School was awarded a $2,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), paving the way for students and faculty to lead and coordinate green, sustainable activities throughout the school.
Proposals from a number of schools within the state were judged by an independent Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee. The Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants are intended to help school districts and schools make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.
“It is our goal that by providing teachers with professional development on this important topic, the information will continue into the classroom and home with our Hillsborough students as well,” Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff said.
With this recent contribution, the NJEA has provided upwards of $750,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.
“This is an important program that directs resources into our schools and NJEA is proud to continue to work with Sustainable Jersey,” NJEA Vice President Sean Spiller said. “It is our job to help create a new generation of engaged citizens and leaders. We help ensure that we leave a better world for our students when we emphasize the value of sustainability.”
In addition to the grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.
“Sustainable Jersey for Schools aims to empower schools with the funding needed to implement important sustainability actions,” Randall Solomon, executive director for Sustainable Jersey said. “We look forward to the completion of these projects and the ongoing efforts of these schools and school districts. The NJEA-funded grants allow communities to come together to improve outcomes for students, staff and the environment.”