FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

 

Green Grants--Carl H. Kumpf Middle School

Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (L) and Angel G. Estrada (C) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Principal Jennifer Feeley (3rd R), teacher Doreen Babis (2nd L) and students Christine Chnowski, Melinda Vecchione, Simone Palermo, Anthony Previte, Vivian Pendergast and Michael Gaudio from the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark. They are joined by Dr. Thomas Bistocchi (R), Superintendent of Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, and Dr. Carmen Centuolo (2nd R), Union County Superintendent of Schools. The Kumpf Middle School was awarded $546 for equipment and worms to start a worm composting program, dubbed the “Worm Café.”
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (L) and Angel G. Estrada (C) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Principal Jennifer Feeley (3rd R), teacher Doreen Babis (2nd L) and students Christine Chnowski, Melinda Vecchione, Simone Palermo, Anthony Previte, Vivian Pendergast and Michael Gaudio from the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark. They are joined by Dr. Thomas Bistocchi (R), Superintendent of Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, and Dr. Carmen Centuolo (2nd R), Union County Superintendent of Schools. The Kumpf Middle School was awarded $546 for equipment and worms to start a worm composting program, dubbed the “Worm Café.”  Students will learn how worms can break down food scraps and convert them into valuable compost material that will be used on their school grounds. The Green Grant program will continue this year as part of the 2009 Go Green II initiative recently adopted by the Freeholder Board.  All elementary and high schools in Union County are eligible.  Applications for 2009 grants, when available, will be sent to school district superintendents.  For more information on recycling and budget-wise green tips in Union County, visit www.ucnj.org/greenconnect.