So many amazing Action Projects were completed by Community Adventure Program students in 2008 and it seems like an impossible task to choose which one was the best. Despite the challenge, the Cottonwood Institute assembled an outstanding panel of local judges to set out to do just that.
The panel included:
- Michael Barney: Community Outreach Fellow Greenprint Denver
- Ghita Carroll: Boulder Valley School District Sustainability Coordinator
- Nate Drinkwine: Green Architect for SLATERPAULL Architects
- Marci Fulton: Lawyer for Patton Boggs, LLP
- Toya Nelson: Governor’s Commission on Community Service
- Amanda Portman: LEED Accredited Professional for SLATERPAULL Architects
- Patricia Provencher: Outreach Program Associate for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8
And the Environmental Stewardship Award goes to…. Every Drop Counts! Action Project designed by 2nd Quarter students from New Vista High School in Boulder. In addition to being super cool individuals, these students chose to tackle the issues of bottled water and water conservation for their action project. Throughout the short 9-week class, they had to complete their project the students made many accomplishments including:
- Researched bottled water usage and water conservation.
- Collaborated with Keep it Clean Partnership and interviewed High Country Hydrology to assist in their research.
- Submitted a proposal to the Boulder Valley School District Coordinator to replace toilets and urinals in the schools with water conserving low-flow models.
- Produced an educational video for the community and held three showing at their school, then submitted it to local Boulder TV station, channel CCTV 54.
- Assisted the community by cleaning Boulder Creek.
Great work students!! We would also like to offer a congratulations to the Tory Salley-Rains, winner of the City of Boulder’s Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award and to runner up Hannah Marshall from New Vista High School! Congratulations Ladies!