Hutchinson Students Create a Neighborhood of Eco-Friendly Gingerbread Homes
Right before winter break, the Green Team at Hutchinson practiced designing energy efficient buildings by constructing ‘Efficient Gingerbread Houses.’ The students have been learning about energy sources and the impacts of climate change, so many opted to power their homes using solar, wind, or hydropower instead of gas or coal. The Sustainability Coordinator at Hutchinson is Ms. Penelope Johnson.
The West Side Academy Starts their Hydroponic Journey
The Green Team at the West Side Academy of Information, Technology, and Cyber Security has been working on getting a hydroponic system started. Students will grow an indoor garden to demonstrate alternative ways to produce veggies as opposed to relying on traditional farming methods. The Sustainability Coordinator at West Side is Arzell Jones.
Cass Tech High School Students Explore the Science Behind Climate Change
In the team’s last meeting groups designed activities that could be used to teach others about the greenhouse effect and how it works. A student in this photo is describing to the class how their activity works to his peers. Cass Tech is participating in the NOAA Climate Change Resilience Grant program and the Sustainability Coordinator is Jane Cunningham.
Keep up the great work, Green Teams!
The Green Team at Renaissance Celebrates Two Birthdays!
This week, students at Renaissance celebrated the birthdays of two team members. This Green Team is participating in a Climate Change Resilience program funded by a NOAA grant and has been spending the year talking about how communities in Detroit can prepare themselves and better understand our changing Earth. The Sustainability Coordinator at Renaissance High School is Kerry Williams.
Pulaski Third Graders Create their Own ‘Friends of the Earth’
The Green Team at Pulaski Elementary School were visited by Arts & Scraps to learn how to use recycled materials and get some awesome results! Many of the students created penguins and all of them visited the ‘Scrapmobile’ to pick out a full bag of materials to bring home so they can keep creating. The Sustainability Coordinator at Pulaski is Courtney Valentine.
Students at Cooke Elementary Spread the Word about Recycling
The Green Team at Cooke Elementary is taking the initiative to start a school-wide recycling program. Students created posters to place around the school and remind their schoolmates what can and can not be recycled. The Sustainability Coordinator at Cooke is Angela Perrini.
John R. King Students Craft their own Ecosystem
The Green Team at John R. King used recycled materials from Arts & Scraps to make a model of the food chain. Students crafted lots of different kinds of fish and worked together to piece together an ecosystem. The sustainability coordinator at John R. King is Charlie Daniels.
Mann Elementary Students Check Out their Community
The Green Team at Mann Elementary went on a walkabout around their school
to evaluate their schools
place in its community. Students are encouraged to analyze their community’s strengths and weaknesses as they consider what local issue that they want to address in their project. Danita Byrd is the Sustainability Coordinator at Mann.
CMA Students Learn about Human Behavior and the Changing Planet
The green team at the Communication and Media Arts HighSchool are learning about the earth systems and human behaviors that drive climate change, as well as what types of impacts Detroiters will experience due to climate change. In this photo students are doing an activity where they physically represent green house gasses in the atmosphere as well as energy from the sun reflecting off the earth and back into space. This visually showed how much when more energy is trapped as more gasses are added. The Sustainability Coordinator at CMA is Marlis Martin.
DIY Recycling at Cooke STEM Elementary
Last week, the Green Team at Cooke STEM Elementary turned paper scraps from their class recycling bin into new paper. They later used the paper to make holiday cards for their families. Students added glitter and herbs to their paper to make it extra special! The Sustainability Coordinator is Angela Perrini.
Cass Tech Students Explain their Views of Detroit
The Green Team at Cass Tech High School brainstormed and captured their perceptions, feelings, and experiences of Detroit. They will be building on these ideas in the coming weeks by discussing issues of environmental justice in the city, and then exploring how the impacts of climate change will affect these issues in their local communities. The Sustainability Coordinator at Cass Tech is Jane Cunningham.
Students at John R. King Meet and Greet Bee Green
Bee Green from Green Living Science visited John R. King this week for the school’s annual recycling assembly. The Green Team took a group photo with Bee after being reminded to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Ms. C. Smith is the Sustainability Coordinator at John R. King and she teaches the second grade.
Recently Deatrianna Hawkins of Cody High School received the Youth Spirit of Community Award at the Annual Detroit Community Development Awards Ceremony for all of the great work she’s done with the Hope Park team. She has an amazing ability to bring people together and we’re so excited to see all of the great things she’ll continue to do. The Green Team at Cody High School has consistently gone above and beyond to create a neighborhood green space for their community and Deatrianna has been an integral part of that.
CMA Students Create Posters Showing Their Pride for the City
Students at the Communications and Media Arts High School recently posted art around their school that displayed their respect for Detroit and desire to keep it clean. The Sustainability Coordinator at CMA is Marlis Martin.
Golightly Students Start a Classroom Recycling Program
The Green Team at Golightly Elementary and Middle School recently decorated recycling bins in their classroom so they can reduce the amount of waste they send to the incinerator across the street. The kindergartners spent the afternoon making labels for the bins so they can properly sort the items and practice avoiding recycling contamination. The Green Team coordinator at Golightly is Dana Thomas.
Pulaski Third Graders Race to Recycle
The Green Team at Pulaski (a.k.a the Super Green Money Squad Helpers) learned about sorting recycling this week by working together in a relay race. Students were given a variety of objects and asked to decide if they were recyclable, reusable, or landfill waste. This was followed by a short conversation on recycling contamination and how to avoid it. The Sustainability Coordinator at Pulaski is Courtney Valentine.
Davison Students Present their Plans to Make Societal Change
The Green Team at Davison Middle School participated in an activity allowing them to use their voices as a platform to talk about social issues. Students were asked to act as if they had the power to change any part of society, and then were given 3-5 minutes to explain how they would go about changing the problem they identified. This activity lead up to productive discussions on recycling as they geared up to start a recycling program at the school. The Sustainability Coordinator at Davison is Georgette Johnson.
Students at Mann Discuss Water Access in Detroit
Fifth grader Kamari Burns leads his classmates in a discussion about local water justice at Mann Elementary. The Sustainability Coordinator at Mann is Danita Byrd.