New Richmond Exempted Village School District Supt. Adam Bird has appointed Monroe Elementary teacher Adrian Hawk to head a district ‘Green Team’ that will come up with ways the district can save energy and resources.
“I am excited to announce the creation of the NREVSD Green Team,” said Bird. “I will let the Green Team set its own agenda but possible projects include recycling, reusing, and finding ways for NREVSD to limit its use of electricity and other resources.”
“I am really looking forward to leading this exciting project and I think it is a wonderful thing for our district to get involved with,” said Hawk, who has been named the recipient of the Ohio Art Education Association South West Region’s “Outstanding Art Teacher for 2013, partly for her creative ways of turning refuse into art. “I love education and the environment so this is the perfect position to be in!”
Hawk will be looking for a teacher at the high school, middle school and New Richmond and Locust Corner elementary schools to head building Green Teams.
“Also, she will be looking for about 10 students per building to join the district Green Team,” said Bird. “There will be some really nice perks for those students who join and I am excited to see the creative ideas that they come up with.”
The New Richmond Board of Education is in the middle of a $1.7 million project that will make its buildings more energy efficient and result in enough savings to pay for the project in 12.8 years.
“It is my hope that the Board of Education’s projects in combination with the Green Team’s initiatives will lead to our district being able to compete for one of Ohio’s nominations for the US Dept of Education’s Green Ribbon School award,” said Bird.