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Fair Showcases Efforts for Greener Community

Students, staff and community members gathered at John Jay High School Saturday to celebrate wellness and sustainability.

The Katonah-Lewisboro school district held its Fourth Annual Sustainability & Wellness Fair Saturday, offering the community a chance to interact with students, staff and organizations working on ways to make local schools and towns a little big greener.

The field in front of John Jay High School was lined with tables and tents showcasing their efforts. School garden clubs sold tomato plants while energy experts from Bedford's home energy audit program gave advice and signed folks up for efficiency audits. Local children scaled the ropes course set-up by the Cub Scout Pack 154 of Golden's Bridge while Girl Scouts blended smoothis and sold cookies to benefit girl scout troops in Japan.

The Katonah-Lewisboro School District has focused on wellness and sustainability for several years now, from purchasing greener cleaning products, to revamping the school cafeteria offerings to obtaining a grant for at the middle and high schools.

"It's important to celebrate the good work that's being done," said Terry Costin, Assistant Principal of Katonah Elementary School and organizer of the event. "It's not just to raise awareness for today but also for the future."

Check out the video highlights as Patch was on hand to learn more about sustainability around the schools and in the community.

Laura Beth Kerr Gilman May 02, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Hooray KLSD!!!!! It was great seeing the tour of the Middle School's solar panels. It is great when we cut down on waste. Saving money while being environmentally responsible is a good thing all around. I hope we can carry this to the other schools. The day was educational and a fun time with our community, plus the food was delicious. Thank you to everyone who made the day a success!
pauline schneider May 06, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Terrific!! Loved this!! Go Terrie!

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