School representatives from Marshall, Ohio and Tucker counties gathered at John Marshall High School Thursday for a Green & Healthy Schools Academy Sustainability Culture meeting.
Marshall County teachers have been participating in this program for four years, but this year a grant was secured to help fund school and district projects. The grant program is titled “Reimagining Spaces, Creating Great Places” and is funded through the Benedum Foundation and the Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh.
Administrators, faculty and staff members are working on a project based learning program specific to each school in an effort to build a culture of sustainability in schools, counties and the state. Many schools in Marshall County are leaders in sustainability, not just statewide but nationally.
Marshall County Schools was honored by the US Department of Education in 2012 as one of the first Sustainability District Award Winners. Hilltop Elementary School was named a National Green Ribbon School in 2011 and Cameron High School earned the distinction in 2013. Other schools in the district involved in green technology are John Marshall High, Moundsville Middle and Sherrard Middle.