Centiva Announces Green Grant Recipient

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Delores T. Aaron Elementary has moved into a new a school.


Centiva is pleased to announce Delores T. Aaron Elementary in New Orleans, Louisiana as our “Centiva Green School Innovation Grant" recipient for the 2013-2014 school year.

With the destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Delores T. Aaron Elementary has just recently moved into a new a school. The $3,000 from the "Centiva Green School Innovation Grant "will help build an outdoor classroom with a local marsh environment containing native Louisiana plant species, as well as a garden space that will be harvested and studied throughout the year.

The “Centiva Green School Innovation Grant” is intended to encourage schools to develop creative, innovative, cost effective environmental projects that improve the environment; make schools a healthier place to learn, play, and work; and save money through reduced use of natural resources.

This year we received a total of 53 deserving entries. Two commendation of excellence awards were also given to Highland Elementary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Winchester Thurston in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A special thank you to our prestigious judges: Susan S. Szenasay – Editor in Chief, METROPOLIS; Mike Stanley – Publisher, Interiors & Sources; and Meghan Edwards – Web Editor, Interior Design.