Northampton non-profit gets point out award by training youngsters about healthy food

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) –  Grow Food Northampton, a local nonprofit, obtained an award with 22 other corporations for Excellence in Electrical power and Environmental Training on Friday.

The point out award program publicly recognizes formal and casual educators who have been nominated by a neighborhood member. The award is explained as an chance for state and nearby partners to highlight the importance and positive aspects of integrating environmental science packages into the college curriculum.

“Fostering a mastering surroundings that not only engages today’s youth, but also prepares them to tackle the difficulties impacting the entire world, this sort of as weather alter, is a vital priority for our Administration. . .We commend these educators for their tireless work and are very pleased to help them as they proceed in their attempts to teach environmental and energy issues.”

 Governor Charlie Baker

Of people awarded, 14 have been public educational facilities, 2 had been private faculties, and 6 have been non-income like Grow Food Northampton.

Massachusetts general public and personal educational facilities ended up qualified to get award funding while non-earnings ended up not. Nominated educational facilities competed for $5,000 in awards to use towards the continuation of environmental education product in the curriculum. Non-earnings were being suitable to only acquire a Secretary’s Citation to accept and celebrate their contributions in environmental science instruction. Universities been given involving $250 – $350 in monetary awards.

“Energy and environmental difficulties can be advanced regions of study, but thoughtful and passionate educators can make these difficulties seriously engaging for our pupils and aid inspire the up coming era of environmental stewards. . .By having college students fascinated in the surroundings and strength sectors now, we are creating tomorrow’s leaders and better getting ready them to tackle the essential environmental issues facing our point out.”

Electricity and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides

Funding for the economical portion of the awards arrived form the sale of whale tail license plates.

Grow Meals Northampton acquired the award for their “Grow Food Kids” program for grades K – 3. The program presents equally arms-on and classroom instruction on meals training which includes consuming healthy and appropriate procedures for increasing crops.