Welcome to the 2010 Green Semester Challenge
We've introduced the Green Semester Challenge, inviting secondary schools to plan an event to "green" their school semester. The following is a compilation of some of the projects that were undertaken. These ideas may be useful as a resource for anyone looking for project ideas for their Green Team or class, or for anyone looking to start up a new Green Team at their school.
Recycling Promotion Poster
One group of students and staff decided that their school could be doing a better job of recycling. They worked together with an art class and created a personalized school recycling poster. The poster includes actual pictures of the items that are able to be recycled, leaving no doubt about explanations. The poster also includes a personal school message. This ownership to the poster will help to encourage students to think more about what bin they are using to dispose of their waste.
Litterless Lunch Campaign
One school environmental team created a campaign to promote the idea of lunches with no waste. Leading up to the Litterless Lunch Day, announcements were created and aired with stats about the waste created from student lunches. Students in the foods class baked "earth" cookies and the cookies were given out to the students that participated by bringing a litterless lunch.
Expanded Recycling Program
One secondary school team has launched their extended recycling program. Students and staff of one class began work by researching the true facts about recycling and the impact waste has on our environment. They created informational posters that were placed all over the school that stated facts and encouraged students to get involved. The class also created announcements that were read out every morning prior to the bins being placed in the school. While the school was already recycling paper, they are now able to recycle plastics, cans and tetrapacks. The program has been extremely successful and they are even looking to expand next year. Watch for a contest to create a school recycling mascot!
All participating schools received a large blue bin for their school container recycling.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to all who participated!
If you have further local "greening" ideas or stories that you would like to share, feel free to contact us by email or by calling 807.624.2147.
Page last updated on Friday, July 23, 2010