Palmer Trinity School again earns Green Schools Challenge honors

Palmer Trinity School again earns Green Schools Challenge honors

Pictured (l-r) are Karla Utting, executive director of Dream in Green; Leopoldo Llinas, director of Environmental Stewardship at Palmer Trinity School; Reilly May, PTS Class of 2019, and Meital Stavinsky, from Greenberg Trauriq and a member of Dream in Green’s board of directors.

Palmer Trinity School again has been recognized with the Best Independent School Award at the 2014-15 Green Schools Challenge and WE-LAB Awards Ceremony.

This is the third consecutive year that Palmer Trinity School earned the Top Independent School Award. This award is given to the top scoring independent or private school for the hard work of its students and staff in designing and implementing energy and environmental solutions at their schools.

The Green Schools Challenge is Dream in Green’s flagship program, which is currently in its ninth year, serving K-12 students, teachers and staff members in Miami-Dade County. Through the Green Schools Challenge, students and staff are directly involved in designing and implementing energy and environmental solutions at their schools.

The Green Schools Challenge and WELAB Awards Ceremony took place on Thursday, June 3, at the Museum Tower. At that time, the following awards and prizes also were distributed to Palmer Trinity School:

The Eco-Summit Award was presented to Palmer Trinity School for its exceptional Science and Sustainability Fair. The Science and Sustainability Fair took place on May 6 at the school’s gymnasium. During the fair, students from different grades and disciplines showcased their ability to harness the power of wind and water to generate electricity, created appealing public service announcements to raise awareness and change public attitudes towards environmental issues, and displayed their written pieces on sustainable living in the greater Miami area.

Dr. Leopoldo Llinas, director of Environmental Stewardship and teacher of the new Social Entrepreneurship course that is part of the Academy of Agents of Change at Palmer Trinity received the Innovation in Education Award for his exemplary green leadership, passion, and creativity. Palmer Trinity School and Dream in Green believe that schools and youth play a critical role in transitioning towards a more sustainable society.

For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org.


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