On December 17, 2012. Birmingham Covington School (BCS) celebrated an achievement of 5/6 students in the Joberts project entitled “Doing Business in Birmingham” for an application of science and technology.
Joberts is a student project with a mission of sustainable development within business creating value for the environment, customers, and investors. Joberts recognizes a sustainable business as any organization that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities ensuring all processes, manufacturing activities, and products maintains a profit while supporting current environmental concerns. “Doing Business in Birmingham” is an initiative of Joberts under the leadership of Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph highlighting how science and scientific process can promote sustainable business practices in the area of: involving stakeholders, waste prevention, recycling, energy and water, operations, purchasing, and transportation as well as defines three objectives of sustainability as economic, social, and environmental.
Jim Nash Oakland County 2013 elected Water Resource Commissioner now Oakland County Commissioner for District 15 presented a proclamation from Oakland County Board of Commissioners to Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph for their educational leadership as innovators winning first place in the Collaboration category at Microsoft’s Partner in Learning Global Forum (MPILGF) earlier this month in Prague. The competition was fierce and “Doing Business in Birmingham” placed first out of a pool of 250,000 participants from 115 countries. MPILGF Global Forum is an annual event that celebrates the world’s most innovative educators and school leaders for implementing technology into the classroom impacting the knowledge of students. This year’s theme was “Your ideas matter” and honored 18 Global Innovative Educator Awards.
BCS sets an exemplary example of technology and sustainability by utilizing a wind turbine donated by GreeningDetroit.com. To further expand the knowledge of BCS students Ms. Roberts, Mr. Joseph, and GreeningDetroit.com invited sustainable businesses and higher education across Oakland County to showcase their sustainable contributions and share knowledge. Companies involved in demonstrating community support of BCS were: Lawrence Institute of Technology, Motor City Free Geek, Heiress Compost, Brandon Coats, Renewal by Anderson, GeoHeat.com, TAG, BPL, Varsity, La Belle Provence, Stickle Me, Axis Music Academy, Toggled, and Newman Consulting. The wealth of a community is the concerted effort of government, for profits, and non-profits come together in unison towards a worthwhile goal of educating students. Congratulations to BCS Joberts for your work “Doing Business in Birmingham.”
Photographer: Jim Klein, Representing GreeningDetroit.com
Author: Michelle Abd’Elaziz, Reporter on Urban Planning, representing GreeningDetroit.com