Rye Country Day School was among a group of recipients of the first-ever Westchester County Eco Awards. The new award recognizes outstanding contributions to the County's local environment and sustainability made by residents, students and schools, municipalities, businesses, and other organizations. RCDS was recognized for its commitment to teaching sustainability and environmental awareness.
County Executive George Latimer and the Department of Environmental Facilities announced the winners in mid-June. Clemmie Everett, Maureen Irwin, and Amanda Sackey, members of the RCDS faculty/staff Sustainability Committee, attended the awards ceremony on behalf of the School.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities Louis Vetrone said, "Westchester is fortunate to have so many people living and working here, who care about the local environment and want to help make it better."
Pictured L-R are George Latimer (County Executive), Catherine Parker (County Legislator), Amanda Sackey, Maureen Irwin, and Clemmie Everett (members of the faculty/staff Sustainability committee)