Students at in Rockville understand the importance of a green future at school and in the community. In 2008, CES was the first independent school in Montgomery County to be named a Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. Today, CES continues to be a ‘Green Leader’ among independent schools in Maryland.
Recently , a Rockville-based electricity supplier, partnered with CES to launch the school’s Green Neighborhood Challenge. The goal of this endeavor was to encourage as many households in Maryland and DC to switch to renewable wind-powered electricity. On May 23, Kristin Schultz, Clean Currents' residential programs manager, presented CES with a donation of $400 for being a champion Green Neighborhood Challenge participant. The donation will go toward CES Green School activities.
“Clean Currents is delighted to work closely with Christ Episcopal School and is impressed with the efforts that CES is taking to incorporate environmental consciousness into its curriculum,” Schultz said.
CES also was awarded the 2012 Excellence in Recycling Award by Montgomery County, Maryland Division of Solid Waste Services. As described on montgomerycountymd.gov, “Properly labeled and conveniently located recycling containers helped the staff and students at Christ Episcopal Church and School to recycle 50 percent of their waste in 2011. As a recognized 'Green School,' this school demonstrates its commitment to the environment through its recycling efforts.”
Christ Episcopal School is dedicated to educating well-balanced, globally-aware students in preschool through grade eight. An integral part of that education is understanding our place in the immediate and greater community, and how each of us can make a difference for the betterment of the world around us.