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Celebration of Edison Leading the State in Going Green is a Big Deal
Monday, September 12, 2016 4:25 PM

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The ribbon cutting ceremony held on Friday, September 9, 2016 celebrated Edison leading the state in going green. Many were able to see first-hand how Edison's partnership with community stakeholders protects the environment and provides unique learning opportunities for students.  Southwest Journal covered the story.

Last year, under the leadership of Principal Carla Steinbach, Edison partnered with Spark-Y to implement an urban agriculture program at Edison called EASY PRO - Edible Agricultural School Yard Professional.  The curriculum gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn how to construct and maintain aquaponics, vermicomposting, and zero waste systems.  This program is an integral part of Edison’s current green initiative and campus improvements which includes construction of a greenhouse and community garden. 
 
Edison’s current Principal, Eryn Warne, continues to support this initiative, “the Green campus initiative would not have happened without the innovation, art and energy of our students and community.”  Edison sophomore, Peter Biros was a part of the design and build of the Edison garden and stated, “Edison campus is a big deal…it is the most sustainable in Minnesota and leads the way in education.”  

Edison students and alumni were a part of this celebration. Edison's band performed several pieces while people gathered around for the start of the ceremony. Edison alumni State Senator Kari Dziedzic, Representative Diane Loeffler, Ward 1 City Council member Kevin Reich, MPS Board member Jenny Arneson along with MPS Superintendent Ed Graff and Edison Principal Eryn Warne made a strong presence and are dedicated to provide students with new programming opportunities and partnerships leading Edison to be the greenest campus in the state. Thank you  Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, HNIA Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association, Minneapolis Public Schools, Spark-Y, Minnesota Vikings, Edison Community Sports Foundation (Edison Alumni – ECSF), James Brenner Sculpture, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, NFL, City of Minneapolis Government, and LISC for your partnership and role of making Edison the leader of becoming the greenest campus in the state of Minnesota!
Celebration of Edison leading the state in being Green