Hingham High School has been named one of five communities that will receive $20,000 as part of a contest sponsored by National Geographic and SunChips.
Hingham High School’s submission, called “Give Plants a Chance,” and seeks the construction of a greenhouse at the high school’s campus, was the top vote getter out of 2,500 entries , sponsors said in a press release.
Winners were chosen by popular vote from supporters who cast their picks on a National Geographic Website since July 7. After popular voting closed a group of judges, including actor Edward Norton, added four other winning entries from Washinton D.C., California and Colorado.
Each of the five winners will be awarded $20,000 toward completing their environmentally friendly projects and will be profiled in National Geographic magazine during a visit in October to Washington, D.C., to meet with environmental leaders.
Hingham’s entry and a video can be seen at http://greeneffect.nationalgeographic.com/idea/2365/.
For a list of all the winning projects, visit http://greeneffect.nationalgeographic.com/