The Grosse Pointe Academy was once again named a “Michigan Green School,” representing the eighth consecutive year that the school received the designation from the state. GPA was honored for its success in generally raising student awareness and for promoting stewardship of the environment.
According to Academy faculty member Sasha Murphy, who spearheads GPA’s Green School initiative, schools also are rated based on four specific categories: recycling, which could include composting food and organic wastes; energy, which includes implementing a school energy-saving program; environmental protection, which includes establishing or maintaining a natural Michigan garden project with native plants; and miscellaneous, which could include establishing a student organization that participates in environmental activities, observing Earth Day, establishing an eco-reading program, and updating the school’s media center environmental materials.
More about Michigan Green Schools
Michigan Green Schools is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency dedicated to assisting all Michigan schools – public and private – achieve environmental goals which include protecting the air, land, water and animals of our state along with world outreach through good ecological practices and the teaching of educational stewardship of students pre-kindergarten through senior high school.
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent, coeducational day school serving children age 2-1/2 through Grade 8. We foster an inclusive environment that respects all cultures and religious beliefs. We seek to remain faithful to our heritage as a former Academy of the Sacred Heart and to those who through their Catholic faith and perseverance sought to preserve and enhance the legacy of this past for generations. Incorporated as a non-profit institution, The Grosse Pointe Academy is directed by a Board of Trustees working together to serve the Southeastern Michigan community.