Middleburg Bank generously supports our environmental education programs and is a key sponsor of our Chapman DeMary Trail outdoor classroom. In addition to their generous financial contributions, Middleburg Bank also works collaboratively with us to directly inspire more kids to be good stewards of the earth – whether it’s passing out Monarch-friendly milkweed seeds to their customers, helping to develop a pollinator habitat or sponsoring an environmental reading contest for 5,000 area students.
Says Middleburg Bank President and CEO Gary R. Shook, “We are extremely excited about this partnership. The Nature Generation shows exemplary leadership in both environmental stewardship and community outreach. I believe that by working together we can make a positive impact in Purcellville and the surrounding area.”
The Nature Generation donated Green Earth Book Award winning books to Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia, just in time for American Education Week! Read about their Green Beans Club and what they have accomplished…such as installing and maintaining outdoor classrooms, composting, and being a Virginia Naturally School…on their school website: http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/domain/13429. Kudos to Mark Pankau, P.E. teacher and head of the Green Beans Club, principal David Stewart, and Resource Teacher Jennifer Davis!
You can help us win $35,000 in services just by voting for the “I Am The Nature Generation” video we entered in the SHOOT. WIN. INSPIRE contest. Please vote now at http://www.designpm.com/contest/vote-now/. You can vote once every day until November 30 to show your support for our programs that connect kids to nature and inspire them to face the challenges of the future. We are proud of the work we do, and of our “We Are The Nature Generation” video and we hope you are too – please vote for us! The contest is sponsored PM+CO, a marketing firm that helps socially responsible organizations and companies maximize their positive impact in our world. Winners will win tailored services worth $35,000.
Naten bestowed the McGranaghan Stewardship Award to David Ward for his extraordinary efforts to protect the habitat at the Chapman DeMary trail and educate people about it. David helped us on our The Trail to Water Quality project with his overall guidance and also took special interest in helping the our high school students prepare the plan that they ultimately presented to the town council. Read more..