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Sleepy Hollow Middle School's Green Efforts Lauded

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – Sleepy Hollow Middle School was recognized Friday as a “Green Flag” school by the National Wildlife Federation for its efforts in protecting the environment.

“It's great to see the kids out there trying to improve the environment,” Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Chair Carole Griffiths said.

Wildlife Federation officials cited the school's efforts to reduce energy waste, increase recycling, plant vegetable gardens and reduce the use of plastic bags in area grocery stores.

Griffiths presented a proclamation on behalf of Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell naming June 16 as Sleepy Hollow Middle School Environmental Action Club Day in the village.

The middle school is one of only two schools in the country to be designated both a “Green Flag” school and a “Green Ribbon” school. The U.S. Department of Education included the school in its inaugural program earlier this year . The middle school is the sixth U.S. School to be named a “Green Flag” school in the National Wildlife Federation's international eco-schools program.

“The school has proven its green bona fides on a national level, and its achievements speak to a broader trend toward school greening,” the Federation said in a press release.

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