Fifth-grade students and their teachers enjoyed an in-school field trip to learn about reducing, reusing, recycling composting and how recycling is sorted at their local MRF (Material Recovery Facility). They also learned how run-off pollution impacts their local watershed. Guest speakers included Janice Allen, Jane Hiller, and Chanda Cooper.
Students, faculty, and parents at Caughman Road Elementary School are excited about their 2018 spring harvest and their new raised vegetable beds ready for fall planting.
“6th-grade students at the new Midlands Arts Conservatory are cutting unwanted plastic bags to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) with Artist in Residence, Flavia Lovatelli.”
St. Joseph Catholic Middle School’s Green Steps team hit the ground running this year with “Tap and Stack,” a program designed to decrease the volume of waste after lunch and recover some fruit and vegetable waste for composting. By stacking the lunch cups and trays, the team was able to reduce the number of full trash cans from 8 down to 3 during lunch periods last year.
Green Steps Mentor, Chenille Williams, helped Heathwood Hall students paint storm drains to remind everyone to keep everything but rain out of storm drains.
Older students at Christ Church Episcopal School teach younger students how to recycle.
River Bluff HS used grant money to install six drinking water refilling stations. Students will now be able to easily reduce the use of plastic bottles at their school.
iCivic students at Meadow Glen MS collect recycling every Friday and educate their classmates to “recycle right”
Meadow Glean ES art students painted and mounted wooden slats cut from an old window blind.