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!
It ain’t easy Bee-ing Green
Last Friday, Neinas Elementary hosted Ms. Mary Claire Lamm and Bee Green from Green Living Science for a presentation on recycling best practices. Sustainability Coordinator Mrs. Lazrowicz’s Green Team was in attendance at the assembly, which was designed to address contamination issues, like food and non-recyclables, that they had been noticing in the school’s recycling bins.
Cornering Impact at DIA
A Green Team student from the Detroit International Academy weighs the various impacts of having a greenhouse on her campus. Students used graphic organizers to separate economic, individual, community, and environmental impacts. This criteria-based approach helps students consider different aspects of an issue before making a group decision. The Sustainability Coordinator at DIA is Ms. Valentine.
Osborn Weaves New Solutions
Students from the Green Team at Osborn create up-cycled woven rugs out of plastic grocery bags. Noticing the abundance of plastic bags and creative talent within the team, students elected to explore alternative uses for the bags. The Sustainability Coordinator at Osborn is Ms. Shields.