April 22, 2023
Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate our beautiful planet and take action towards creating a more sustainable future. The Bangor School Department is proud to be doing our part by implementing several eco-friendly initiatives that benefit both our schools and the environment.
Our school department has recently invested in a community solar project, which has significantly reduced our carbon footprint and electricity costs. By harnessing the power of the sun, we are able to generate clean energy for our school, while also reducing our reliance on non-renewable sources of energy. This is a huge step towards creating a more sustainable future for our community and the planet as a whole.
We are proud to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art water lab at Bangor High School, which will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in critical water infrastructure jobs. The lab will offer extensive training in water quality testing and a range of chemical, physical, and biological parameters, providing students with hands-on experience in the latest industry techniques. Furthermore, the lab will support independent research projects for the BHS STEM Academy, allowing students to explore innovative ideas and contribute to advancements in the field. With its certification program, the lab will prepare students to conduct comprehensive water quality assessments, making them highly qualified for employment in a variety of related professions. As an important community outreach component, the lab will also provide opportunities for students to conduct water quality testing and share their findings with the wider public. Bangor High School’s new water lab is an essential resource for the future of our community’s water infrastructure and the next generation of water industry professionals. This lab is a valuable resource for our students, as it allows them to gain practical knowledge and skills that they can apply to their future studies and careers.
Last but not least, we have begun plans to beautify the BHS courtyard and the slope between Vine Street School and the James F. Doughty School Baseball Fields. Plans involve the addition of several sustainable landscaping features, erosion prevention plantings, as well as enhancement to the pollinator garden and edible plants garden. These efforts will not only make the courtyard and athletic field a more attractive and welcoming space, but they will also help to reduce our impact on the environment.
We are proud of the work that we have done in the Bangor School Department to promote sustainability and protect our planet. As we celebrate Earth Day today, let us all commit to taking action towards creating a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
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