Congratulations, Central Catholic High School!
K-12 School Competition Winners
With a total of 122 points, Central Catholic High School has won the 2016-2017 Green Workplace Challenge K-12 Schools Competition! Congratulations on a strong finish and the collective effort among students and staff in engaging in a variety of actions!
Environmental Science/Biology Teacher, Cassandra Sirockman-Bell, shared some of the actions the students and staff have taken on:
"Central Catholic High School students began the GWC K-12 challenge by asking various members of the Central Catholic community to sign the “I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh” pledge. Students took the pledge a step further and wrote a sustainability pledge for the Central Catholic community. So far, 30% of the student body and faculty has agreed to live more sustainably inside and outside of school.
Various members of the Environmental Science course performed an energy audit and presented their findings to the administration. Other students worked together to encourage the student body to utilize the bike racks to reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, the Environmental Science Club has been focused on improving the amount of plastic, paper and cans recycled at Central Catholic.
Lastly, Central Catholic students scored highest in the areas of empathy and involvement. Students were eager to get the entire student body to participate in recycling programs throughout the competition, while being more conscious of the world around them and the diversity of the people on the earth!”