Last week the Portland Press Herald brought attention to the Plummer Motz School in Falmouth, where Ms. Merrifield’s 4th grade class are finalists in a national contest to be named America’s Greenest School.

According to the Press Herald, “Their video promoting ways to save energy and natural resources puts them in the running for a $150,000 hybrid school bus, a $20,000 environmental school-building makeover and other prizes.”

Cool! Here’s their video entry:

You can vote for them now on the America’s Greenest Schools website – and you can vote every day.

Good work, kids – nothing is more exciting than seeing the upcoming generation get interested in environmental issues and make efforts to change behaviors and educate their community.

And in case this wasn’t enough green news for one town, as we reported a little over a week ago, Falmouth High School now has a 10.2KW solar electric system.

Here’s to more green thinking, action, and technology in Maine’s local communities. Good luck, Ms. Merrifield’s class!!