Contest: One Maryland School will Win a Free "Living Green Wall"

Greenstreet GreenWalls, a Southern Maryland company that creates "living green walls," sometimes also known as vertical gardens, has announced a contest to give one Maryland school its very own green wall.

The green wall is valued at approximately $10,000 and the company says it requires little maintenance.

 One of Greenstreet GreenWalls' installations

One of Greenstreet GreenWalls' installations

From now until December 31st, any Maryland school, K-12, public or private, can enter to win the random drawing. Greenstreet GreenWalls will also provide teachers with a power point presentation that incorporates green walls into their STEM curriculum as well as free tours of its production facilities to any school interested. Any school that doesn't win and wants to buy a green wall will get 10% off.

In addition to looking cool, Greenstreet says living green walls improve air quality inside, reduce noise, regulate temperature, and save energy. The company says it's an ideal opportunity to teach students about phytoremediation, the use of living green plants to clean the air and soil.

To enter a school in the contest, click here and fill out the entry form, then "like" the Greenstreet GreenWalls Facebook page and share the contest on your page.

-Meg Walburn Viviano

Bay Bulletin