Palmer Trinity School for the third straight year was recognized with the Best Independent School award at the 2014-15 Green Schools Challenge and WE-LAB awards ceremony.
Palmer Trinity earned the highest award given to the top scoring independent or private school for the hard work of students and staff in designing and implementing energy and environmental solutions at schools. The Green Schools Challenge is Dream in Green’s flagship program, now 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 earlier this month at the Museum Tower. Palmer Trinity also received the Eco-Summit Award for its exceptional Science and Sustainability Fair that took place in May in the school gymnasium. At the fair, students 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 ideas on sustainable living in the greater Miami area.
Dr. Leopoldo Llinas, director of Environmental Stewardship and teacher of the new social entrepreneurship course, 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.