Over 150 Students Convene for CCSD's First Sustainability Symposium
On Friday, March 30, 2012, Charleston County School District (CCSD) held its first-ever Sustainability Symposium at North Charleston City Hall. The symposium attracted over 150 middle and high school students from across the county and was the perfect culmination of the district’s ongoing sustainable schools initiative.
The event featured local community speakers, a student question-and-answer forum with panelists, several breakout learning sessions, and interactive presentations. Six different community partners were on hand to address the need for consistent collaboration. In their remarks to the participants, Superintendent Nancy J. McGinley, North Charleston’s Mayor Keith Summey, and Senator Chip Campsen highlighted the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem and natural resources.
"The student focused Sustainability Symposium is just one example of our commitment to modeling environmental stewardship as a district. Thank you to all our community partners and most of all, thank you to the students and teachers who worked hard to make this event a priority," said Superintendent McGinley.
The symposium allowed for the unveiling of student submissions from the district’s recent “What is Sustainability?” contest, in which all CCSD students are invited to make a one to two-minute video demonstrating what sustainability means to them. Creativity of all kinds was welcomed and encouraged—and it was reflected in the dynamic submissions!
Stay tuned!— The videos of the three finalist groups will be posted on the CCSD website this week.