March Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Green Schools Quest Mentors!

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. This month we are happy to recognize our Green Schools Quest Mentors for their hard work supporting the schools participating in the Green Schools Quest to implement low to no cost sustainability projects.

2013-14 Green Schools Quest Mentors

Alyse Garbisch,  HOK
Anna Vogel
Barb Anderson,  Oates Associates
Becky Finch,  Microgrid Solar
Bob Shaw,  MICDS
Brandon Walker,  Positive & Productive Innovations
Carolyn Green, Green Design
Chris Laughman, Graybar
Cindy Bambini, Brightergy
Erik Lueders, Parkway School District
Franklin P. Eppert, P.E., AFRAM Corporation
James Dice, Energy Systems Group
James M. Prince, M360, Inc.
Jessica Scott
Jessie Hoagland, Green Spiral Tours
John Hulse, StraightUp Solar
Katherine Golden, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden
Katie Belisle-Iffrig, Code Green Collaborative
Katy Mike Smaistrla, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Kerry Herr, CRB Engineers
Mary Ann Lazarus, MALeco
Mary Fitzgerald
Mary Kay Campbell, St. Louis Green
Melissa Breed-Parks, Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School
Michael Kulik, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Michelle Rook
Mike Mueller, CJAP
Nancy Nafe
Natalie Ellis, University of Missouri – Columbia
Paul A. Williams, RideFinders
Ralph Bicknese, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
Randall Lewis, Walsh & Associates, Inc.
Rob Dedrik, MO State Recycling Program
Ron Morlen
Ross Watson, Jacobs Engineering
Sam Welge, M360, Inc
Susan Lanigan
Susan Maag, SLM Consulting, LLC
Todd Bundren, Lawrence Group
Tony Ruebsam, Northstar Management

The Green Schools Quest challenges public and private schools in the Chapter’s territory to devise and implement creative, effective and no or low cost sustainability projects. Each school was paired with a volunteer mentor, who offered resources, advice, and help as the school developed, implemented and documented their project.

Submissions describing the schools’ successes were due earlier this month, and our judges are currently busy reviewing the results! Three outstanding participants in each category (elementary school, middle/junior high school, and high school) will receive cash awards and trophies for their projects. The Green Schools Committee will present awards to winning teams and their schools at school or school board meetings between mid-April and mid-May, 2014.

Congratulations to all of our mentors for their hard work to make the Green Schools Quest a success! Winning schools will be showcased at the upcoming Green Schools Event on April 29, 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. Save the Date and stay tuned for further information about this free event.

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