UALC Green Club earns top county award for environmental work
UALC Green Club honored by Macomb County for environmental efforts
Posted on 04/19/2018
Two students holding certificates

In three short short years, the Alternative Learning Center's Green Club has from green, to greener to greenest.

The UALC’s Green Club quickly achieved the highest standard in the State of Michigan’s Green School designation program – Evergreen.

And now, the 12-member club was honored by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners as being the top Evergreen school – the best of the best.

In addition, senior Ariella Sinistaj was honored by the county board with the 2018 Green Advocate Award.

“It was nice to be recognized – to know that our high school is doing a big part in keeping the community clean,” said Green Club member Summer McDonald.

The honors reflects the club’s work to promote projects that protect the environment.

In addition to promoting school wide recycling efforts, the club has been involved in park clean up efforts and have raised funds to purchase a bat house for the Sterling Heights Nature Center.

“We let more people know that there are options and we don’t have to waste things,” said senior Mikenna Goodman. “That’s the message we want to get out.”

The Top Evergreen Award was based on an application submitted by the school.

Sinistaj  earned her individual award based on her commitment to the environment. Sinistaj is an active participant in conservation inside and outside of the classroom who will also be honored at the April 25th Macomb County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Club advisors are Robyn Schultz-Strickland and Robert Goralczyk.