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It's Easy to Be Green -- Vote Here for Nation's Greenest School



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    Kermit the frog may say it's not easy being green -- but students at a school in Old Saybrook would say the opposite.

    Goodwin Elementary School is 1 of 10 finalists for America's Greenest School -- they need your vote to bring home the grand prize -- a hybrid school bus!

    Madeline and Billy Sheahan are not just smart -- they are greenius's.  The brother and sister team put together a video -- explaining all the ways Goodwin Elementary is going green.

    "500 students use the greenhouse to recycle ink cartridges, glue sticks and batteries to keep them out of the landfill," the video describes.

    The video was just one of more than 500 entries -- but these young eco-activists landed a spot in the top 10.

    "They are going throughout the school and showing ways that we conserve, reduce and recycle in Goodwin," said Jermaine Lawrie, Goodwin Elementary.

    Students are not only learning green lessons but teaching others about their green initiatives on a national stage.

    "We put food scraps into a bin with paper and it turns into really good soil," said Madeline Sheahan.

    And now America is being asked to vote for the winner -- To vote for Goodwin Elementary, click HERE.

    Anyone can vote once a day from now until April 2.