Mock Press Release: ECO Charter School

For Immediate Release (purely fictional events!)

Camden’s ECO Charter School Wins Regional Sustainability Award

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Environmental Community Opportunity (ECO) School earned the distinct honor of the NRG Energy Creatively Green Award, announced by Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania today. The award, presented to four winning schools in the area, is accompanied by a $10,000 prize toward a “Family Arts Festival” hosted by NRG at each school.

After the community’s successful Earth Day Event and innovative sustainability course, the ECO school stood out among the other sixteen applications.

The ECO school also had their students perform in “Green, The Musical,” which promoted recycling to the audience and actors through song and dance.

The NRG Creatively Green Family Arts Festival, that will be held at each winning school, promises to feature over two hours of sustainability-focused workshops and performances by a Young Audiences artist. Dr. Antoinette C. Dendtler, the founder of the ECO school’s environmental programming, said that this festival “perfectly aligns with our mission and vision.”

The NRG-sponsored competition is indicative of a national interest in instilling eco-friendly habits among elementary school children. Young Audiences program coordinator Jacqueline Knox said “It was really encouraging for us to see so much interest in bringing sustainable education to students and families.”

The NRG Creatively Green Awards were created to put on events that incorporate family involvement and fun, creative education on the science of sustainability. In addition to funding the program, NRG employees will also volunteer their time helping at the events. The students of the ECO school and the community of Camden will enjoy the Young Audiences festival before the end of the school year.

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