VISION: "Empowering the Green Dream"
MISSION: Queens Creek Elementary is a learning community that prepares students to be responsible leaders in building a sustainable world.
PURPOSE: To navigate students toward being environmental and global life-long learners
Queens Creek Elementary (QCE) School in Swansboro, NC, is designated as an International Green School under the Onslow County School System’s themed elementary initiative. Since this designation in 2012, QCE has continued to emphasize environmental education with real world impact now and for future generations. This is done through a learning environment which integrates sustainable practices, outdoor learning projects, and a culture that promotes global and environmentally-responsible citizenship and stewardship.
QCE’s history is filled with its “Green Dream” accomplishments, from being named a NC Green School of Quality in 2014 to NC Green School of Excellence in 2015 to being certified as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat. Additionally, QCE has been featured in local newspapers, educational organizations’ publications, and on local and international social media and blogs, such as South Africa’s Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s blog in September, 2015. Service projects at QCE reflect our green initiatives, from local impact in writing letters to restaurants to become an Ocean Friendly Establishment and reduce straw use to purchasing animals through Heifer International for global sustainability efforts. We are excited by our next challenge to enhance learning experiences in our school and county through participation in NC GreenPower's Solar School Pilot Program.
If you would rather make a donation via check, please make payable to “NC GreenPower” and be sure to note our school (Queens Creek Elem) in the “memo” section of the check. Mail to NC GreenPower, Attn: Jenna DeRosse, 909 Capability Drive Suite 2100, Raleigh, NC 27606.
- Amount Donated$15,040