The Just Energy Foundation was happy to partner with Volunteer Houston to break ground for the first-ever Just Energy Sustainable Garden, which took place at Brookline Elementary School in Houston on October 13, 2016. Just Energy staff worked alongside Volunteer Houston representatives and Brookline teachers and staff to construct an outdoor classroom build. For Just Energy, the initiative is an effort to teach students about environmental sustainability, while cultivating and empowering our students to be the leaders and change makers of tomorrow. The Garden will ensure that thousands of elementary school kids have access to the facilities, resources, and progressive programming that they deserve in their education. The opportunity fosters the development of higher achieving and more fulfilled students, all while engaging the Houston community in continued volunteer service.
This is the first of many citywide outdoor classrooms and community gardens as part of Volunteer Houston’s new Sustainable Schoolyards program. The Just Energy Foundation is the program’s first sponsor, facilitating the project’s completion with over fifty volunteers for the one-day build.
Going forward, Just Energy Foundation hopes to duplicate the success of the Just Energy Sustainable Garden across more of Just Energy’s markets, including New York City, Boston, California, and Toronto, among others.
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