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Hemlock Grows in Environmental Stewardship
Hemlock Grows in Environmental Stewardship
Don Killingbeck/Kelly Phillion
Friday, October 13, 2017

Hemlock Public School District is committed to improving our community’s environment. The district this past year has begun work to minimize the carbon footprint of the school operations with a Department of Environmental Quality grant to start a recycling program.

The recycling program now has most of the major components in place and is being utilized daily by staff and students in classrooms and office spaces.

The commitment to be good stewards does not end there but carries into efforts to reduce energy consumption while improving the learning environment for students.

Since late summer, the district has changed out hundreds of incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting with support from a rebate program through Consumers Energy.

Not only are spaces better lit with lower cost to operate, but the district also has received a $10,500 rebate check from Consumer Energy, Michele Horstman, to help offset the initial cost of the changeover.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “Hemlock Public School District continues to be a leader in education and stewardship with sustainability.”