We received an inspiring e-mail from a Delta Zeta alumna, Michelle Bolon-Daubon, Theta Phi '87, who is doing wonderful work to pass the legacy of caring for our environment on to the next generation. Thank you, Michelle, for sending us your story and for all you and your schools do to help the Earth!
Dear Delta Zeta,
It has been almost 20 years since I have had any significant contact with DZ. I graduated from Old Dominion University in 1989 ... hard to believe it has been that long. I knew back then, as social director, that I enjoyed organizing an event and the folks who would be part of it.
Today, in support of our Earth, I am the Green School Coordinator for a school system. As a teacher, I spend half of my time bringing kids on field experiences that teach them about their natural world and the impact that we have on it. The other half of my time is spent coordinating green efforts as all of our twenty four schools are seeking Maryland Green School certification (visit http://www.maeoe.org/ for more info on certification).
Our county is nestled in between the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Through a grant given by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, CHESPAX leads the efforts of our school system by providing resources and information that allows our school communities to act upon issues regarding energy conservation, solid waste reduction, water pollution prevention, habitiat restoration and healthy school environments.
With almost 20,000 students and staff, I developed a Web site to support and highlight the efforts of these folks who work to lead the students to learn and to act in a way that is good for our Earth and good for our economy. With full support of our School Facilities, Curriculum and Instruction and our Central Office, we have made efforts that are changing our world and shaping our future leaders. Please visit the Web site for a peek at what Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland are doing to "Go Green."
Michelle Bolon-Daubon, Theta Phi '87
Environmental Education for Calvert County Public Schools