The Daily Tribune
Mount Clemens, MI
Published: Friday, May 20, 2011
Students, staff and parents at a couple of Royal Oak schools deserve congratulations for their efforts to protect the environment and learn about it in the process.
Keller Elementary was named the most environmentally responsible school in Oakland County at the 2011 OakGreen Summit for its successes at reducing fuel consumption, reducing waste and maximizing recycling.
The summit marked a half-way point toward the OakGreen Challenge, issued last year by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to county businesses, residents, schools and local governments. Participants commit to reducing energy use by 10 percent by the end of 2012.
At Keller, Principal John Houghton said lesson plans include an emphasis on environmental stewardship.