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Deep Creek Middle School wins 30 in Thirty

We are awarding our annual “30 in Thirty Green Grants” daily during the month of June. Deep Creek Middle School has been awarded a grant of $1000 as today’s winner in the Litter Prevention category.

Deep Creek Middle School’s Grades of Green Team aims to educate students about single-use plastic pollution. The school’s cafeteria uses 240 plastic water bottles each day. The Grades of Green Team will use grant funds to install an Elkay water-bottle refill station. By replacing the older water fountain at the school, the refill station will encourage the environmentally conscious decision not to use single-use plastic bottles.

Since 2011, we have provided $203,000 for 260 different environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partner Altria, as well as additional support from Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola.