Press Release April 26, 2017
Media Contact: Robin Organ 

Congratulations to our 2017 Green Difference Awards Winners & National Green Schools Society Students 
[to be announced]

Please join us for a special ceremony at the MA State House honoring you and others who have made The Green Difference this past year.

When:  May 19th
Where: MA State House [Boston] - Great Hall 10 am - Noon

And the 2017 Green Difference Awards Honorees are...

Outstanding Green Student [Elementary/Middle/High]
  • Anna Shi - Chelmsford High School (MA)
  • Austin Smith - Reynolds High Career Center (NC)
Outstanding School-led Project in Energy
  • Sheffield Elementary GREEN T.E.A.M (FL)
  • Energy Saver is an Energy Gainer - PSGR Krishnammal Nurser and Primary School (International-Tamilnadu, India)
Outstanding Commitment to Green-o-vation [GREEN + STEM + Innovation]
  • Jacksonville Beach Elementary School - STEM Resource for over 600 students (FL)
  • Quaboag Regional School District Quaboag Middle Innovation School (MA)
Honorable Mention:
  •  The Sage School (MA)
Outstanding School-led Project in Sports
  • Sports related to science - Motivate the mind; the body will follow - PSGR Krishnammal Nurser and Primary School (International-Tamilnadu, India)
Lifetime Achievement Award for a hero who has dedicated his or her life to Green Education
  • Wonder Woman - Zsofia Pasztor (WA)
  • Ms. Dana Pounds, Executive Director and President of Nature's Academy-Edventures through Nature's Academy (FL)
Outstanding Green Community Hero
  • Bottle Filling Station, led by Senator Jamie Eldridge at MA State House (MA)
  • Sustainability Efforts in Wellesley's Cafeterias (MA)
  • Travis Barnes - Green Apple Day of Services - US Green Building Council (USGBC) Tampa Bay (FL)
Honorable Mention:
  • Ms. Iacuzzo - San Pablo Green Team Retired Teacher/Green Team Leader (FL)
Outstanding Green Education/Program Director
  • Alden Road Exceptional Student Center (FL)
  • Blueprint for Footprints Project - Aminata Gueye (International - Seneco, Africa)
  • Jenn Fletcher  & Explore Wildwood - Homeschool (GA)
  • Sandra Antaya  & Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies (FL)
Honorable Mention:
  • Christine Bean - Mount Hope High School (RI)
Outstanding Green Superintendent/Principal
  • Mr. "Noh Limits" and the Zero Waste Initiative (HI)
  • Nikolai Vitti -Duval County Public Schools Green Champions Program (FL)
  • Project Based Learning in S.T.E.A.M. Toward a Better World - Henderson Mill Elementary (GA)
  • Principal Rebecca Franks - West Middle School, Andover (MA)
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD - Outstanding Environmental Education Program w/ Proven Track Record of 5 or more years!  5 for 5!
  • Explore The Bay Education Program (RI)
  • Korpita's Kids Green Team - Anne T. Dunphy School Williamsburg Elementary School (MA)
  • Green Champions of Duval County Public Schools Green Champions Program, Jacksonville (FL)
  • Change is Simple, Inc.'s Impact in Education and Environmental Stewardship - 5 Years On (MA)
  • GreenState Environmental Club - Sandalwood High School (FL)
Congratulation to all of our honorees!
The Green Difference Awards are proudly Sponsored by:
Project Green Schools | |
P.O. Box 323 | Mansfield, MA 02048 | P:  (508) 272-9653  | F: (425) 663-1757 |