JAMES CITY COUNTY — Regional public service initiative, askHRgreen, has named Williamsburg Community Growers (WCG) Director Charlie Morse as one of its ten Green Star Environmental Educators in Hampton Roads.
The award recognizes teachers who promote environmental stewardship in their schools and communities. The recognition comes with a $1,000 check to be used for future green themed educational projects and lessons.
The nominations for the Green Star Teacher Award was rolled out in the fall of 2021 as a way to celebrate askHRgreen’s tenth anniversary. Since being founded, the organization has worked to educate, engage, and motivate citizens to make good environmental choices right in Hampton Roads.
”The pandemic has been such a difficult time for students and teachers,” said Rebekah Eastep, an askHRgreen.org team leader. “We wanted to use this special anniversary as a way to give back and recognize educators who have gone above and beyond to promote environmental stewardship in their schools and communities.”
Morse, who retired from teaching for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, has since worked tirelessly with the WCG and the Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District. During that time, he has developed rainwater irrigation systems for the gardens at Blayton and Stonehouse elementary schools, York River Academy, and the WCG garden.