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April 17, 2014

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MRH Wins Big in USGBC Green Challenge

Maplewood Richmond Heights’ Early Childhood Center and Middle School both won awards at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Missouri Gateway Chapter Green School's Quest. ECC won "Best in Class" for Early Childhood and MS won “Third Place” in the middle school division.

USGBC is a nonprofit community of members, advocates and practitioners that give voice and commitment to improving human health, supporting economies and protecting the environment through green buildings. USGBC serves the community by educating and advocating for green building principles and practices.

The Green Schools Quest is a challenge issued by the organization to public and private schools within the chapter’s territory to devise and implement, with the help of green mentors, the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools. While the immediate impact of these projects may result in energy and water savings, cleaner air, and healthier learning environments; USGBC-Missouri Gateway believes that the Green Schools Quest will create a lasting awareness of the importance of green schools, and catalyze a movement that fosters an attitude among youth and future generations to appreciate and model sustainable practices. 

MRH will be receiving a trophy and cash award. Additionally, USBGC will be celebrating all participants of the 2013-14 Green Schools Quest at the Seventh Annual Green Schools Event taking place April 29 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). In addition to presentations from a number of the winning teams, the event will include a tour of MICDS’s sustainable features, and a presentation on national resources from Emily Riordan of the national USGBC’s Center for Green Schools.

Flyers with the 2013-14 winners and info about the annual event are attached. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.  

Green Quest Winners 

Green School Event 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.