Vote for a greenhouse for Northwestern High School
A retired biochemist from Lutherville has taken it on himself to try to rebuild a mothballed old greenhouse on the roof of Northwestern High School in the city into a place where students can do real science. The catch, of course, is coming up with the money. Philip Filner discovered that Ikea is holding a contest called the Ikea Sustainability Grant. Filner's greenhouse project is one of five finalists chosen by Ikea from 2,000 entrants. The project that gets the most votes by January 17th will win $100,000. "You can vote once a day every day," Filner said. "We urgently need the help of the people in Baltimore to vote to support the project. Currently, he said, it is in third place.
Filner said the greenhouse renovation was the brainchild of the principal who has been trying for several years to figure out a way to do the renovation because he believes it will encourage students toward careers in the sciences. To vote, go to http://www.thelifeimprovementproject.com/