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.
And That’s the Way the Energy Cookie Crumbles
The Green Team at Academy of the Americas explored the effects of non-renewable resources this week by ‘mining’ chocolate chip cookies. Students discussed how mining operations might disturb the environment and how our energy usage connects to protecting natural areas. The Green Team at Academy of the Americas is lead by Sustainability Coordinator Carol Smuk.
Recyclers Reign in School-wide Contest at Harms
The Harms Elementary Green Team wrapped up their Recycling Challenge with a school-wide recycling bin decorating contest to increase recycling awareness at their school. The recycling bins were judged by Principal Mauro Cruz and Assistant Principal Kathryn Valadez-Herrera. Congratulations to the Kindergarten class (pictured above) for creating the winning recycling bin! Harms’ Green Team is led by Sustainability Coordinator Jackie Waldron.
A Model of Hope at Cody DIT
Students on the Green Team at Cody Detroit Institute of Technology began constructing a large 3D model of the community space, named Hope Park, they are building in vacant lots across the street from their school. The students will use this model to develop the park’s design and as a presentation tool to get feedback from other students and community members on the park’s design. The Green Team at Cody DIT is led by Sustainability Coordinator Tanya Borachi.
Thank you for all that you do!