Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (K-12)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
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Three years ago Norwood School, a K-8 independent school in Bethesda, Maryland, made the commitment to purchase green power as part of its efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The school is proud of the fact that to date the school has used wind power to cover all of its electricity use. With the phrase “how you lead your life matters” serving as the school’s guiding principle, the decision to switch to green power came from the students who inspire the school every day to respect the planet.
A student-led group called the Green Hawks (Norwood’s mascot is the blue hawk) and a Green Initiative Task Force comprised of faculty, staff, and students do a great job keeping everyone on their toes when it comes to being green. Perhaps the greatest benefit of the decision to switch to wind power is how it underscores the school's commitment to being a green school. “Every time we talk to our students about our green energy usage, it reminds all of us that Norwood School takes its quest to be green very seriously,” says Debbie Pakaluk, Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Coordinator.