Explore Ecology Finalist in the CLASSY Awards
We are so proud to announce that Explore Ecology has been selected out of 2,400 Nominees in the West as a Top 5 Regional Finalist in Environmental Protection for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide.
Here’s what caught the CLASSY judges attention from our Achievement Story — Every year, over 14,000 students learn how to be greener citizens and creative thinkers through Art From Scrap‘s Explore Ecology program which teaches a wide array of classes to area youth, grades K-12 and adults. Lesson and field trip topics include: Waste Reduction: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Composting, School Gardens, and Water Quality. Elementary school children participating in Explore Ecology’s environmental education programs learn how their actions affect the environment.
To help us win you can vote for “Explore Ecology” by visiting http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote. The voting period ends at 11:59 P.M. PST on July 26, 2012 and the official winners will be announced on July 31st.