Hoover achieves Green Flag from National Wildlife Federation!
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We are sharing a letter that was recently received by Hoover Elementary, from the National Wildlife Federation! 

Way to go, Hoover Rockets! 

Message from the National Wildlife Federation: 

CONGRATULATIONS! On behalf of the National Wildlife Federation, I am pleased to recognize your school for an exceptional achievement in receiving the Green Flag Award! Hoover Elementary is the first school in the State of Michigan to receive the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag, and NWF is honored to acknowledge and showcase all of your accomplishments.  

To win the Green Flag Award, Hoover Elementary School students and faculty tackled a host of sustainability initiatives including the formation of an Eco-Action team, designing a living classroom, conducting various energy and waste audits and much more. These steps have led to a variety of different outcomes and learning opportunities over the last few years, and all are designed to raise environmental and natural awareness, cut waste, increase student engagement and save money for the school and surrounding area.

National Wildlife Federation was named the stateside host for the international Eco-Schools program in 2008. The original Eco-Schools (http://www.eco-schools.org/) program is an international network of 50,000 K-12 schools in 62 nations, started in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with support by the European Commission. It was named by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a model initiative for Education for Sustainable Development in 2003. To learn more about Eco-Schools USA, visit www.eco-schoolsusa.org.

Tiffany S. Carey

Habitat and Education Coordinator, Great Lakes Regional Center
Green Flag Award

Hoover Principal Julie Linn and volunteer Shawn Grose have spearheaded Hoover's eco-efforts throughout the past few years.