King Takes Advantage of Rains
The John R. King Go Green Team decided to plant after the heavy rains this week. They planted broccoli, cabbage, kale, and lettuce. First, they weeded and raked, then put fresh compost on each of the garden beds. The Sustainability Coordinator at King is Charlie Smith.
Carstens Advances Aquaponics
This week, the Green Team from Carstens and their Sustainability Coordinator Ms. Powell installed and seeded their aquaponics project. Students are now using the system to grow strawberries!
Murals Blossom at Beautify Sampson
The “Beautify Sampson” project is in full swing! The Green Team’s Tier 3 project to bring color to their school with murals and recycled art features Detroit artists and student muralists. The Sustainability Coordinator at Sampson is Ms. Clay.
You can also follow the project’s progress on Instagram: @beautifyingsampson
Transplants Take Root at Harms
Students from the Harms Green Team take caution to reduce stress on transplants as they re-plant them in their garden space. The Sustainability Coordinator at Harms is Ms.Waldron.
Roberto Clemente Welcomes We are the Forest
This week, the Green Team from Roberto Clemente and their Sustainability Coordinator Ms. Argy hosted special visitor Nate Ayers from We are the Forest. Nate talked with the class about biomimicry, green infrastructure, and examples of them right in Detroit!
Emerson Preps Garden
As part of the Gardening unit, the Green Team from Emerson spent their time together removing weeds from their garden beds to prepare it for new Spring plants! The Sustainability Coordinator at Emerson is Mr. Eze.
Clippert Gets Collaborative
The Clippert Gucci Green Smurfs spent a morning this week doing a collaborative planning activity to hammer out the logistics of their rainwater-testing project. The team, led by Sustainability Coordinator Ms. Ortiz, used the findings of the activity to articulate how they would use Green Team funds to make an impact on plant health in their gardens.
Pitches & Permission for Mann Clothing Swap
Eternity, a 4th grader from Mann Elementary, explains the Green Team’s Clothes Swap project to their principal, Ms. Tait, in order to get permission to hold the event. The Green Team also said goodbye to Destiny, an integral member of the team, whose last day at Mann is today. The Sustainability Coordinator at Mann is Ms. Byrd.
Hope Park Begins to Blossom
This week the Cody DIT Green Team had their second workshop with the Detroit contracting firm AGI. The team is collaborating with AGI to develop the design of Hope Park, a community space the group is focusing on for their Tier 3 project. Here, students and adult leaders can be seen examining urban planning maps as one of the stations at a workshop to learn about project stakeholders.
Keep up the great work, Green Teams!
Captain AmeriCorps to the Rescue!
In the spirit of AmeriCorps week, students from Cody DIT served up a smile and Get Well Soon card to one of their coordinators whose computer crashed this week. The team, led by Sustainability Coordinator Ms. Borachi, took a break from Hope Park work to cheer her up. Captain AmeriCorps even made a surprise appearance!
Cass Tech Creates Eco-Carepackages
The all-girls Green Team from Cass Tech presented their project that aims to help those experiencing homeless at the Tier 3 Summit this Tuesday. The team, under supervision from Sustainability Coordinator Ms. Cunningham, made a prototype of a care kit that included a sustainable toothbrush, environmentally-friendly soap and re-usable utensils.
Davison Preps for Energy Fair
Students at Davison work on Energy Bingo sheets for their upcoming Energy Fair. The Fair will feature games,information, and activities about what the students have been learning on Green Team. The Sustainability Coordinator at Davison is Ms. Wilson.
The DPSCD Go Green Challenge Tier 3 Summit was held on Tuesday, March 13th at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern High School. Ten DPSCD Green Teams from across the District attended the event where they prototyped their Tier 3 Project ideas, received feedback on their plans from other teams, and had a chance to network with their peers. Photos from the event are below. Thanks to all who made this event possible!