FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

 

Green Grants--Roselle Park High School

Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (R) and Angel G. Estrada (2nd L) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Principal Sarah Costa and teacher Raymond Bangs from Roselle Park High School. The school was awarded $1,000 to purchase state-of-the-art lab equipment for use in its Learning Lean-To.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (R) and Angel G. Estrada (2nd L) present a check from the county’s Green Grant program to Principal Sarah Costa and teacher Raymond Bangs from Roselle Park High School. The school was awarded $1,000 to purchase state-of-the-art lab equipment for use in its Learning Lean-To. This outdoor environmental center will be constructed primarily from recycled Snapple bottles and other salvaged construction materials. 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.