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Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941

2018 Bay County Michigan Green Schools Awards

For Immediate Release - April 4, 2018
Contact: Alicia Wallace, Michigan Green Schools Bay County Coordinator, 989-895-4195

Congratulations to the seven (7) Bay County schools that have qualified as official Michigan Green Schools for their efforts to foster Environmental Stewardship, Energy Conservation and sound resource use through Recycling. The schools being recognized for 2017-18 are Auburn Area Catholic School, Bangor Lincoln, John Glenn High School, Handy Middle School, State Street Academy, Western Middle School and Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center. The former six schools have submitted 20 or more points that meet the requirements so they will be awarded the Evergreen Level Michigan Green Schools Designation. The Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center submitted 17 points that meet the requirements so will be awarded the Emerald Level Michigan Green Schools designation. “Points” are earned for a wide range of activities. For example, most of the schools partner with Consumers Energy to teach students about renewable energy sources and wise energy use. In addition, all of the schools have updated lighting systems that aid in energy conservation. At the Bay-Arenac Career Center they incorporate “green” technology and certification into many of the career pathways available at the school. Bangor Lincoln’s “Heroes of the Earth” is an opportunity for 4th grade students to work on environmental projects. All of the schools participate in programs at the Bay City State Recreation Area to learn about environmental issues important to the Lake Lakes and our region.

Governor Rick Snyder has provided Certificates of Recognition from the State of Michigan commending these schools for their efforts to be true Michigan Green Schools. The Bay County Board of Commissioners will also Recognized them at the April 10, 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting. Alicia Wallace, the Bay County Program Coordinator says “Congratulations to these seven schools for their environmental stewardship and hard work to make Bay County, and Michigan, a healthier and greener place to live. I'm so proud of your environmental efforts and hope you will continue your work as a Michigan Green School. Thank you for participating in the Michigan Green Schools Initiative for 2017-2018.”

If you would like more information about the Michigan Green School Program, please contact Alicia Wallace at 989-895-4195 or via email at You can also check out our website at: for more information and highlights from the 2017-18 Michigan Green Schools Applications.