Friday, August 5, 2016

Centre County Elementary Students To Accept President’s Environmental Youth Award

The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority is proud to announce four students from Park Forest Elementary School Zero Waste Team in State College Area School District will be headed to the White House August 16 to receive the President's Environmental Youth Award.
The past few months have been quite a ride for the PFE Zero Waste Team.  
In April, PFE was recognized as a Centre County Green Business Partner.
In May, they shared their video, “The Road to Zero Waste” recently took First Place at the 9th Annual Recycling FilmFest held at the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania’s state Recycling Conference.
The video was also shared with Governors, Department of Education Chiefs and other officials of the Chesapeake Bay Consortium.  
During June, the Department of Education, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Protection recognized Park Forest Elementary School as one of three Green Ribbon Schools in Pennsylvania.  
Following in July, PFE received the US Department of Education Green Ribbon School Award in Washington, DC.
The students, staff and faculty have worked hard to successfully divert 85 percent of the school waste from the landfill. Their road to becoming a zero waste school speaks to their commitment to being wonderful environmental stewards.  
The Authority is so very proud their hard work and dedication has led them on the path to the White House.  
For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Joanne Shafer at 814-238-7005, or send email to:

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