Carmel named Green Ribbon School for environmental responsibility



Thanks to the initiatives of the Green Team at Carmel and the district-wide efforts to conserve energy and help the environment, Carmel has been named a Green Ribbon School.
“There were only 48 schools in the country that were awarded,” Principal John Williams said. “While Carmel High School got the award, it really is a district initiative. We aren’t doing anything different than anything that they are doing at Carmel Middle and Clay and Creekside or any of the elementary schools, but we are the biggest building, therefore, we are the ones that have the most savings.”
According the the Green Team, Carmel has been continuously making efforts to further conserve in as many ways as possible. In the past years bus fuels have been changed to be more environmentally friendly, and more paper has been saved than ever before.
“I think it’s an honor for our school district, I think it’s an honor because I think it represents a lot of work and commitment by a lot of people. You know for me as the principal, of course I get to be the face of it but really this award represents a total district effort and trying to use our resources more efficiently and wisely,” Williams said.