Greene Intermediate is going green with new project

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Elementary students got to share their designs for a sustainability project with South Bend's mayor Monday.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Greene Intermediate to discuss plans for a greenhouse that will be built there.

Students will cultivate their own crops, and learn about the benefits of locally grown food.

City officials have been involved helping the school write grants for private funding.

Professionals and companies in the community have also volunteered their time or resources to make it all happen.

The mayor says, “It's well and good to talk about the environment and sustainability but finding specific concrete things we can do, whether it’s upgrading the fleet and lighting in a city facility or whether it’s reinforcing environmental education at a school like Greene. We’ve got to do specific tactical things that move us forward toward that goal.”

The project is more than just a greenhouse. The school is making plans to offer agri-science labs and classes.

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