Green Team is a group of parent volunteers whose goal is to raise environmental awareness through education, to create a sustainable school, and to encourage students, parents and staff to “take a step” towards making a difference. It’s all about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
DID YOU KNOW? The U.S. produces more than 30% of the planet’s total waste, yet are only 4% of the world’s population!! Come on – we can do better than that!
Introducing The Green Team – We are a small group of parent volunteers focused on doing our part to help our kids take better care of our planet.
With that, we are seeking parent volunteers to assist with helping students with recycling and rewarding kids that participate in Trash Free Tuesdays .
So what are Trash Free Tuesdays?
Trash Free Tuesdays is a weekly program, which encourages families to pack a trash free lunch by using reusable containers, bottles, utensils and napkins to decrease the amount of trash our school contributes to landfills. While we encourage families to be “trash-free” everyday, on Tuesdays, each TK – 2nd grade student that has a trash-free lunch will receive a sticker. Students in grades 3rd – 5th with a trash free lunch will be entered into a monthly raffle drawing for great prizes. Students that buy school lunches on Tuesdays will have an opportunity to get a sticker or raffle ticket by helping Parent Volunteers guide students on how to properly dispose of their trash in the proper bins: recyclable, compostable and trash.
This is a great way to check on your kids, say ‘hello’ and give back to our wonderful community, school and the planet. Here’s a helpful sheet with links that’ll help your Cougar be trash free.
We will need parent volunteers to cover the following 1 hour shifts:
Shift 1: 11:15am – 12:15pm (Grades TK – 2nd)
Shift 2: 1210pm – 1:10pm (Grades 3rd – 5th)
Note: We are aiming to have volunteers each day next week to help the kids be set up for success, then just Tuesdays for the rest of the school year.
To sign up please use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4CABAC28A57-trash
If you are interested in helping with our Trash Free Tuesdays please contact firstname.lastname@example.org