The Green Team

The Green Team

Green Team

 

The school’s Green Team, launched in May 2010, focuses on encouraging environmentally sustainable practices both at the school and at home. Team initiatives include:

* An 8-week Cool the Earth program to encourage students and their families to take action to slow climate change.

* An EarthLab garden program (formerly C.O.M.P.O.S.T) that helps kids learn the importance of protecting the environment through focusing on growing the school’s garden

* A Zero Waste Lunch program that encourages kids to compost and reduce throwaway items in their lunchboxes

* Enhanced schoolwide recycling and “greening” of school events

* A walking and carpooling program

* Paper reduction in parent communication

* Enhanced coordination with local creek and park cleanup activities

* Energy efficiency measures in existing school facilities