Green Grants--McKinley Elementary School in Westfield
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)
Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (R) and Angel G. Estrada (L) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Principal Claudia Andreski (2nd R), Librarian Kathy Cook (2nd L) and students Noelle Blackford, Patrick Carmo and Ryan Soldati from the McKinley Elementary School in Westfield. The school was awarded $1,000 to start a recycling program for children’s book and to create book marks out of recycled paper. The books and bookmarks will be put in recycled gift boxes and bags, and presented to Head Start of East Harlem for distribution. 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.