By Seth Gonzales
John Paul II Catholic High School has been named one of five finalists in WFAA’s Project Green contest.
Created and run by WFAA, Project Green is a community education and outreach program designed to help North Texans live cleaner, smarter, richer lives and in doing so help preserve the environment.
Non-profit organizations across North Texas submitted proposals for eco-friendly projects they would carry out if they won. The first place winner will receive a $15,000 grant that would go towards the completion of the project. The second place finisher will receive a $5,000 grant to be used in the same way.
John Paul II High School submitted a proposal that would significantly upgrade lighting in their campus dining hall. The project would entail the removal of the 95 existing 250 Watt halogen lighting fixtures, replacing them with new 36 Watt Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.
Voting is open to the public, but you must have a Facebook account to vote. Voting ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 4th.
Visit http://www.wfaa.com/green to vote.