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Northern West Virginia schools discuss sustainable living


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

reen Building Alliance representative Jenna Cramer speaks to gathered educators from around the Ohio Valley on sustainability education for schools.
(Intelligencer photo by Alan Olson)

GLEN DALE, W.Va.  — Planners from a Pittsburgh-based sustainable living alliance met with Ohio, Marshall and Tucker County educators to meet and promote a collective vision for a cleaner future at numerous Ohio Valley schools.

Representatives from the Green and Healthy Schools Academy met with teachers, principals, and Marshall County school board members at John Marshall High School, as a preliminary meeting to begin brainstorming with one another about building a culture of sustainability, not only with energy efficiency and things such as recycling, but with building that culture within their students.

Jenna Cramer, representing the Green Building Alliance, and retired teacher Mark Swiger spoke to the gathered personnel to promote the central message of sustainability, which has already begun taking root in local schools.

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