Mansfield's Robin Organ honored for her work with Green Schools.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This year, 27 Nonprofit Excellence Award Finalists, including Robin Organ of Mansfield for her work with Green Schools, will be honored for their extraordinary work in communities across the Commonwealth. The 2012 finalists serve communities as far west as Pittsfield and as far east as Beverly andMansfield and providing services as varied as job training, youth programs, and special needs education. A full list of finalists is included below. Winners of the seven Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be revealed during the ceremony. Treasurer Steven Grossman will be honored as the Public Official of the Year for his work influencing the passage of the nonprofit retirement bill. Notable attendees include: - Senate President Therese …
Green Schools get students involved in environmental education.
The phrase, "going green" has become a way to market and sell products to a more environmentally conscious society and yet has some overwhelmed and intimidated about the process. A former teacher has made it her mission to educate students and school systems on the importance of going green and how to get started. Robin Organ, director of Green Schools, began her initiative in 2007 after recovering from a life-threatening illness. She was looking for a way to keep herself and her family healthy. A mother and a teacher for ten years, she decided to focus on schools and currently works out of Mansfield High School. "I started talking to people after I was able to improve my own health and my children's health and I honestly was just a …