The CMRC was lucky enough to honor the students of Academy I Middle School in Jersey City, NJ. The CMRC presented each of Mr. Osenenko's students with certificates of appreciation and a CFL light bulb (no kidding) for each student in honor of their work to protect the ocean and coastal areas surrounding New Jersey and New York.
Check out this link and the below CMRC article describing the students' great work.
We hear almost everyday about what to do to protect the environment. Without providing a list of the many things we can do to help, let's start with just one small commitment. This is the challenge the CMRC presented to the audience at the Academy I Middle School awards program last week:
Simply commit to purchasing one CFL lightbulb and replace one incandescent light bulb in your home this week. If every American did this today, we may have made a real impact this Earth Day. Climate change is the greatest long term threat to the ocean and our coastal areas. Replacing a single incandescent bulb with a CFL will prevent a half-ton of Carbon Dioxide from being released into the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.
And while you're at it make sure to keep tuned in to the CMRC's website for upcoming information on environmentally-friendly practices for businesses and restaurants as we wrap up our two-year Business Stewardship Project.