Did you know that Andover Regional School District first became certified through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in June 2017?
ARSD's Green Team focused on initiatives including creating a collaborative team with connections to community resources, district sustainability and green cleaning policies, green cleaning supplies, policies to promote physical activity, and promoting participation in the arts. A grant was submitted received through Sustainable Jersey for Schools to install refillable water bottle stations in both FMB and LPS, with educational materials posted to explain the benefits of healthy water and reusable water bottles. Students received sustainability education through the school garden, field trips, community service opportunities, and teacher-created lesson plans. Our goals include continuing sustainability education, and increasing student-led efforts in community service, recycling programs, and expanding out use of outdoor space.
February 12, 2020
LPS and FMB were each awarded a $2,000 grant through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in collaboration with NJEA. The grant funds will be used to purchase an additional water bottle refilling station for each school, as well as enough filters to maintain all district refilling stations for 3 years! This funding allows us to continue providing access to clean drinking water, reduce the number of plastic bottles entering the waste stream, and continue educating students on best sustainability practices. Click the link below to read more about it: