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Green Schools

13 years 2 months ago #154074 by yaycarter
Replied by yaycarter on topic Re:Green Schools
I was hoping to start a "trash free lunch" day once a month at school to demonstrate the difference in garbage generated. Hopefully, the difference would be really vivid, and we could move it up to once a week, and more often!
13 years 2 months ago #154073 by Katy
Replied by Katy on topic Re:Green Schools
Our school is collecting trash (drink pouches, chip bags, candy wrappers) and sending them to Terracycle. We get .02 for each item. Last year we collected over 10,000 items!
13 years 2 months ago #154072 by Lisa
Replied by Lisa on topic Re:Green Schools
Our school became a Green Star school last year through Eco Cycle. We now compost and recycle. We have reduced waste considerably, especially at lunch. We did hold a Green Night last year and have had several other events through the year. We also have a Garden to Table program that plays into curriculum including the 4th graders selling the produce at the local Farmers market in the fall. I look forward to seeing our school become even greener next year.
13 years 2 months ago #154069 by daperez24
Replied by daperez24 on topic Re:Green Schools
Well I am excited that our Booster Club has found a company that has green products for your homes. We save money - and it is an AMAZING product. The best part is - our Booster Club is getting 5% of our orders directly to them.

It is so cool. It works like this - your Non-for-Profit enrolls - Then anybody that decides to shop with the company 5% of what they purchase monthly goes to the club. No hidden agenda! There is no stocking or selling or unloadiing checks. It is awesome! It's like Market Day for our consumable necessities.

Email me if you want more info on how to do this. I think EVERYONE could benefit from it.

Happy Monday Everyone!
13 years 2 months ago #154067 by Lisa @ PTO Today
Replied by Lisa @ PTO Today on topic Re:Green Schools
Hi Folks-

Nothing like answering your own questions, huh? I just wanted to jump in and say if your group has NOT done any green initiatives yet but wants to be more green here a few articles to help you get started:

and our Go Green Night Kit:

So many great ways to go green. Let's hear your story!


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13 years 2 months ago #154058 by Lisa @ PTO Today
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