For more than a year, King-Bruwaert Green Team members worked closely with SCARCE consultants to learn more about managing the K-B campus regarding energy and water use, cleaning products and materials and potential indoor air hazards. The Green Team hosted environmental education programs for staff, residents and the community. They also encouraged more recycling throughout the 35-acre campus, improved building lighting, planned recycling activities for books, crayons, eyeglasses, cell phones, medicines and ink jet cartridges; and organized a watershed model program that focused on environmental pollution.
Following a long list of initiatives, the Green Team was asked to complete a Green Audit for which they qualified for the SCARCE flag.
Green Team Chairperson Jeri Cassin initially spearheaded the team, pursued SCARCE activities and planned regular meetings with representatives of all major K-B departments. Members were given assignments to pursue goals relating to the Green Audit. An official raising of the flag will take place in June. All staff, residents and the community will be invited to attend.
“We take great pride in creating a team of enthusiastic employees who truly care about our environment and are willing to make a strong commitment to improving our workplace,” said Cassin. “It has been very gratifying for all of us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We are making a big difference in our community.”