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The Greening of Saint Martin, one school's story leading to Greenlight Cleveland!

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  1. 2. Opportunity <ul><li>Innovative, successful high school in the near east side, founded 6 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>100% graduation rate, 100% college acceptance rate for first two graduating classes—2008, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Presently with 400 students, growing to 524 by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Linked with 103 companies in Cleveland area through Corporate Work Study Program </li></ul>
  2. 3. 12 th grade theme : Care for Earth Garden is a 12 th grade classroom for Earth Science and Environmental Theology Each Senior’s Capstone Project will focus on local environmental issues Composting Living Classroom Transforming the Neighborhood
  3. 4. NE Ohioans spend over $14 billion dollars on food , yet less than 5% is locally grown .
  4. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>Conserved: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>292 Trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,032,000 gallons of water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6,024 lbs. limestone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3,870 KWH of energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,535 cubic feet of landfill space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4,734 lbs. sulphur </li></ul></ul></ul>One Semester of Recycling…we are only just beginning!
  5. 6. <ul><li>Modernizing heating and air conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>each room and office now has a thermostat </li></ul><ul><li>fresh air is brought in to cool whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>computer controlled systems to close entire floors or whole building when not in use </li></ul>Heating Costs and Energy Usage Reduced!
  6. 7. By using reusable dishes, we will save $7,000 annually, allowing us to hire a part-time dishwasher. 1 1 1 Saul Kliorys
  7. 8. Formed Green Team of Saint Martin Community Planning a walk/ride to school day for 2009-2010 school year—for students and staff
  8. 9. Sustainability Report to be published in July, 2010, Inspired by: 
  9. 10. Vision <ul><li>Use proven volunteer program to engage and educate thousands of Cleveland’s youth </li></ul><ul><li>Save city residents, particularly those of modest means, millions of dollars in electric bills </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce carbon emissions by millions of pounds </li></ul>
  10. 11. Saint Martin Students getting prepped by founder, Andi Hoffman Only in its third year!!!
  11. 12. Greenlight Cleveland <ul><li>A way to engage Cleveland’s youth in an environmental movement </li></ul><ul><li>All high schools in the Cleveland area will be invited to form volunteer teams of at least two students and one adult </li></ul><ul><li>Each Saturday and over school vacations teams </li></ul><ul><li>would exchange CFL’s for incandescent bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>New Orleans model would be basis for Cleveland </li></ul>Goal to change out 200,000 bulbs! Potential environmental savings:  82 million pounds of CO2  75 million KWH   $9 million savings on electric bills (remember one main cause of poverty is lack of money!)
  12. 13. Need <ul><li>Core group of organizers and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Source of 200,000 CFL bulbs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOLA uses a combination of corporate sponsorships, grants, and outright gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media support </li></ul>
  13. 14. [email_address] To volunteer to be an organizer www.saintmartincleveland.com

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