Alexandra Magaard // 22 January 2015 // #GoingGreen
Hi everyone! Congratulations are in order, because our very own award winning team from the Gymnasium Alsdorf has won yet another prize. The team just received the RWE Climate Protection Award (Klimatschutzpreis RWE). The prize merits them 2000 Euros, and together with the 750 Euros that the team already won through Going Green, they are now able to provide their school with water fountains and dispensers that the school was not previously able to pay for. What a great way to spend their earnings! Congratulations again to the Gymnasium Alsdorf and great work! If anyone is interested in reading further about the prize-winning team, here are two recent articles. http://www.rwe.com/web/cms/de/289390/rwe-deutschland-ag/presse/pressemitteilung/?pmid=4012314 http://www.aachener-zeitung.de/lokales/nordkreis/projektgruppe-des-dalton-gymnasiums-erhaelt-rwe-klimaschutzpreis-1.981007 And in honor of the Gymnasium Alsdorf, when the going gets tough, the tough go green! Alex
Alexandra Magaard is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Language from James Madison University. In 2014-15, Alex served as a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy and the Teach About US blog’s first author. A passionate supporter of environmentalism and green topics, Alex says that her activism began when she built a replica of the Cathedral of Notre Dame out of re-used egg cartons for her art class at age eight. She is now working for a German company based in Washington D.C.