Keep Brevard Beautiful Recognizes Local Schools with School Environmental Award
Keep Brevard Beautiful’s (KBB) South Action Team presented the overall 2016-17 School Environmental Award (SEA) to south Brevard’s winner, Jupiter Elementary School, on August 30. The remarkable efforts made by teachers, administrators, and school clubs were showcased each month in this competition among local schools. Other winners included Tropical Elementary and Manatee Elementary Schools. Each winning school receives a $150 gift certificate from Rockledge Gardens. The program is a partnership between KBB and Brevard Public Schools and is funded through a Northrop Grumman grant where elementary schools are judged by volunteers across the county each month. The program focuses on campus beautification, environmental and recycling projects, lagoon advocacy, and encourages students to make a commitment to a litter-free campus. Points are given for cleanliness outside, creative projects, recycling projects and landscaping or beautification projects performed by students.
KBB’s mission is to develop, motivate, educate and activate community partners to reduce litter, recycle, beautify and sustain the environment for the benefit of Brevard County. They were certified as an active affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1981 and coordinate numerous events throughout the year. For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.keepbrevardbeautiful.org.
Those pictured are Mel Scott, KBB trustee; Dottie Jones, SEA judge for Jupiter Elementary; Amber Ouellette, Jupiter Elementary’s assistant principal; Sherie Troisi, Jupiter Elementary’s principal; Jennifer Wilster, KBB Executive Board member; Jennifer Thompson, KBB trustee; William Capote, City of Palm Bay’s mayor; Dina Reider-Hicks, KBB trustee; Nancy Caban, Jupiter Elementary teacher and SEA coordinator; and the 2016-17 Earth Club members of Jupiter Elementary. Not pictured, though in attendance, is Vicky Croft, KBB coordinator for the SEA program.