Daniel Island Academy Recognized for Programs Promoting Environmental Awareness

February 15, 2013

Daniel Island Academy, an early child learning center serving children aged one year through kindergarten, is committed to bringing environmental awareness to its students and the greater Daniel Island community. In January, the Academy’s efforts were recognized with a “Spare the Air” award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The “Spare The Air” award is presented to environmental leaders who promote air quality improvement through practices such as energy conservation and behavioral modifications. The Academy’s air quality improvement efforts included the implementation of an anti-idling campaign called the  “Breathe Better (B2) Project,” which educated school staff, students and parents about the negative health and environmental impacts of vehicle idling.

“Take a deep breath. You are smarter and have more energy because you just took a breath of clean air due to this wonderful initiative to improve the air at your school,” said Catherine Templeton, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, addressing Daniel Island Academy students who attended the awards presentation ceremony at the school on January 29.

Previously, Daniel Island Academy was awarded a “Sustainability in School Spirit” award  by the City of Charleston’s Green Business Challenge, a voluntary Charleston area program that promotes the practice of engaging in environmental sustainability while enhancing profitability.

For more information about the Daniel Island Academy, please visit danielislandacademy.com.