Green Team Empowerment!

January 24, 2019

This is the first year our school is truly focused on sustainability efforts. Sustainability (such as recycling, using less energy, reducing, etc.) is new to many students, families, and staff members in our community. We started a "Green Team" of about 35 students, grades Pre-K through second, to help spread awareness and understanding of sustainability. We have monthly meetings with special guests visitors, host school-wide events to increase sustainability awareness, field trips planned to environmental sites, etc. Our Green Team members are enthusiastic and sincere about educating their peers, teachers, and families about ways to "go green!" They have big ideas for the team- such as starting a school garden, and making sure everyone knows what can and cannot be recycled in the classrooms.

We are proud of the leadership efforts of our Green Team members, and want to continue to provide them with materials to empower their love for sustainability, and educating others to make a positive difference.

We would love to provide each of our Green Team members with a copy of the book, "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss, as well as the book "How to Help the Earth- by the Lorax". "How to Help the Earth" is a rhyming story that helps build early reading skills and offers simple suggestions for going green, from reducing waste and saving energy to donating used objects and recycling. We know that these stories will be cherished by our Green Team members and empower them to continue to L.E.A.D (Learn Educate And Do).


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Intended impact of project

Increased environmental & sustainability literacy