Students and staff at Greenbelt Elementary School (GES) are getting hands-on with sustainability practices to become a Green School within the Maryland Green Schools (MDGS) Award Program in March, a process which began in 2016.
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) established the MDGS in 1999 to increase sustainability awareness in schools, according to the MAEOE website. The website lists another local school, Greenbelt Middle School, as having already achieved its Green School status, joining 95 other Green Schools in Prince George’s County.
Ayla Pommerehn, a second grade teacher at GES, leads the school’s current green efforts.
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