Mr. Saalfield, Superintendent, and Dr. Elias, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, accepted the Sustainable Jersey Award for Blairstown Elementary School in Atlantic City on October 24th. The Green Team at Blairstown Elementary School is the committee responsible for achieving certification and enacting green, sustainable practices. This committee includes district staff and is led by Dr. Elias. Actions completed at Blairstown Elementary School included the installation of a garden and greenhouse where students grew food to donate to local food pantries. In addition, the school community installed a butterfly garden filled with host and pollinator plants for Monarch butterflies. The site has been registered as a “Butterfly Waystation”. Currently, Blairstown Elementary School is the first and only certified school district in Warren County.