Congratulations to Carrie Vetrovsky and Bill Eswine from the award-winning Savannah Country Day School in Savannah, GA.
Noir Naturals’ Owner Charles Kennedy created the Green Teacher Award to reward teachers who have been instrumental in organizing and leading a green or eco-friendly project, lesson plan or initiative at their respective schools. It is fitting that the winners of the first award are both from a school known for its eco-friendly environment and conservation efforts.
Savannah County Day School won the first Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Award in 2011 and was one of the first schools listed as an Eco-School in 2009. Outdoor classrooms and a dedication to conservation and the environment make SCDS an excellent model of environmental stewardship.
Second grade teacher Carrie Vetrovsky says “Environmental education is not an option….it is a requirement.” Vetrovsky encourages students to carpool, compost, recycle, and invent new ways to conserve resources and enjoy the Earth.
Georgia’s 1982 Science Teacher of the Year Bill Eswine has been the dominant influence in creating environmental science as a field of study for elementary school students. He initiated cooperative projects with the U. S. Department of the Interior and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, established outreach programs with local elementary schools, and has created a curriculum designed to stimulate and excite students about the environment.
We appreciate you, Carrie and Bill, and thank you for all that you do.
To learn more about the Green Teacher Award and us, visit us at NoirNaturals.com.