$5,000 bonus for being one of the top green schools

By Times Staff
Published January 11, 2008

Westchase Elementary is one of 10 finalists in the search for America's greenest school. During a school assembly at 1 p.m. today, Westchase will receive $5,000 from the "Go Green & Small with 'all'" contest, which encouraged students to adopt eco-friendly habits.

Westchase switched from hardcover textbooks to Internet-based ones, recycled ink cartridges, paper and cell phones and refilled and reused glue bottles. Ellen DeGeneres will announce the $50,000 grand prize winner on her Jan. 18 show.