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Over the past two years, MCSI faculty have worked with South Park Middle School and Shaler School District providing green building tours of Phipps Conservatory and hands-on learning projects for students aimed at teaching them how green building and sustainability impact their lives and the communities in which we live.

Sample letters of thanks to Dr. Melissa Bilec, faculty mentor

Dear Dr. Melissa Bilec,
Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, your generous hospitality during our visit to Phipps Conservatory was very much appreciated. Throughout the field trip you continuously mentioned sustainability, a concept I admit I had never thought about. This opened my eyes to the fact that sustainability turns the concept of, “going green” into something else entirely. Currently our country is all about change, perhaps if more people were educated about the concept of sustainability it could be employed in many more aspects of our daily life for the better. I hope to learn even more about this concept from you. Once again, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with us.
Sincerely, Emily

Dr. Melissa Bilec,
Thank you so much for the amazing presentation, tour and lunch. It was interesting to learn about the effects of a green building on its community. It was greatly enjoyed and I await to hear from you again.

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