Green Classroom Accomplishments 2013-2014

posted Nov 29, 2016, 3:00 PM by Virginia Cleaveland   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 3:02 PM ]
Congratulations to the following classrooms who attained their Green Classroom Certification in 2013-2014! See what amazing things these classes have accomplished below.

Our free Green Classroom program helps teachers integrate conservation education into curriculum and initiate positive action in the classroom. Through workshops, pledges, and action projects we challenge students to think critically about their use of natural resources and see how waste, water, and energy are integral parts of our everyday lives. Hands-on activities and projects provide them the opportunity to brainstorm solutions and take action to promote conservation.


Kindergarten

"We pledge to start composting more consistently in the classroom."
Susan Davis' Kindergarten class at Columbia Elementary completed a Waste Prevention project. They made posters about ways to “reduce, reuse, and recycle” and shared their learning with other classrooms.


1st Grade

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"We pledge to start composting in the classroom."
Doss Herndon-Schepper's 1st grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary participated in a Waste Prevention project. They produced and shared a campaign video that talked about composting in the classroom. The goal was to teach others about composting and recruit other classrooms to join them in their class pledge. Click on the video below to watch.

"We pledge to turn off the water when we brush our teeth and wash our hands."
Franzmann's 1st Grade class at Cordata Elementary completed an educational Water Conservation project. They hung up posters around there school promoting the sustainable consumption and use of water.

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands."
Per Junkerman's 1st grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary completed a Water Conservation project. They sent appeals to the school PTA for help with installing a school rain barrel and managed to get one installed in the school garden. They now water the garden themselves three times a week with the water collected from the rain barrel.

"We pledge to use less lighting and unplug electronics when not in use."
Kelly Morgan's 1st grade class at Cordata Elementary created an educational Energy Efficiency and Climate Change campaign. They brainstormed ways to reduce power use and “unplug” during the summer. They put up posters in the hallways to share their strategies with others.

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands."
Rachel Smith's 1st grade class at Cordata Elementary created a Water Conservation project. They made “reminder cups” to place next to their sinks at home to help them be more mindful of their water use and remember all the different ways to reduce their consumption.


2nd Grade

"We pledge to turn off the lights and computers when they aren't in the room."
Elise Mueller's 2nd grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary started an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change challenge for their school. They became Power Rangers and carried their pledge out to the rest of the building. Whenever they see lights or electronics on that are not in use, they turn them off.

"We pledge to take better care of our classroom school supplies."
Lisa Conlon's 2nd grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary completed a Waste Prevention project. They collected data about pencils and erasers found in classrooms around the school to see how well students were taking care of supplies, how this relates to the amount of waste produced, and how the demand for new supplies uses up valuable resources. See more.

"We pledge to start recycling paper and composting food scraps."
Linda Young's 2nd grade class at Geneva Elementary created an educational Waste Prevention campaign. They posted posters around their school encouraging sustainable practices and waste reduction.

"We pledge to start composting in the classroom."
Julia Ritchie's 2nd grade class at Geneva Elementary created an educational Waste Prevention campaign. They created posters about composting in the classroom, trying to get other classrooms to join them in their pledge.

"We pledge to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!"
Kathy Lorson-Howell's 2nd Grade class at Geneva participated in a Waste Reduction project. They created posters in honor of Earth Day that encouraged waste reduction and hung them around the school.


3rd Grade

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands."
Joyce Sweeney's 3rd grade class at Columbia Elementary created an educational Water Conservation campaign. They made posters to hang in the hallways and bathrooms and went into other classrooms to talk about the importance of remembering to turn off the faucet when you’re done washing your hands.

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands and when we are done washing them."
Marca Babcock's 3rd grade class at Parkview Elementary created an educational Water Conservation campaign. They made posters about the importance of their pledge and posted them around the school, particularly near bathrooms.

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands and when we are done washing them."
Jill Cofer's 3rd grade class at Parkview Elementary created an educational Water Conservation campaign. They made posters about the importance of their pledge and posted them around the school, particularly near bathrooms.

"We pledge to turn the water off while we are soaping our hands."
Alasia Canares' 3rd grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary created a Water Conservation project. They held a poster contest to pick the best posters for sharing what they learned. They then put the winning posters up around the school to spread awareness of ways to conserve water.






4th grade

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands"
Becky Wiederhold' s 4th/5th grade class at Columbia Elementary participated in a Water Conservation project. They labeled stormwater drains in the Columbia neighborhood.

"We Pledge to turn off lights when not in use and turn off all electronics at the end of the day."
Ben Scherrer's 4th grade class at Carl Cozier Elementary participated in an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change project. They participated in an Earth Day litter pick up and waste audit for the general area surrounding the school. This project made the news! You can see the Herald article HERE!

"We pledge to use less lighting and turn off electronics when not in use."
Joe Anderson's 4th grade class at Wade King Elementary explored an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change topic. They conducted research projects related to their focus area and shared their findings with other classes.

"We pledge to turn off lights and gadgets when they’re not in use."
Todd Denton's 4th grade class at Wade King Elementary explored an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change topic. They conducted research projects related to their focus area and shared their findings with other classes.

"We pledge to turn off the water while we are soaping our hands."
Shannon Sampson's 4th/5th grade class at Columbia Elementary participated in a Water Conservation project. They labeled stormwater drains in the Columbia neighborhood.

"We pledge to turn off lights and gadgets when they’re not in use."
Tiffany Gutierrez' 4th grade class at Wade King Elementary explored an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change topic. They conducted research projects related to their focus area and shared their findings with other classes.


5th Grade

"We pledge to pay more attention to the bins in the lunchroom and to use them correctly."
Laura Britt's 5th grade class at Geneva Elementary participated in an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change project. They planted native species trees on school property to encourage the restoration of local habitat and wildlife.

"We pledge to start composting in the classroom."
Lara Stark's 5th grade class at Geneva Elementary participated in an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change project. They planted native species trees on school property to encourage the restoration of local habitat and wildlife.

"We pledge to pay more attention to the bins in the lunchroom and to use them correctly."
Mark Danielson's 5th grade class at Geneva Elementary participated in an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change project. They planted native species trees on school property to encourage the restoration of local habitat and wildlife.

"We pledge to turn off lights when they’re not in use."
Nate Cornelson's 5th grade class at Wade King Elementary started an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change campaign. They did an educational campaign about the differences between conventional and CFL bulbs and explained the benefits of CFLs.

"We pledge to decrease paper waste by using more scrap paper."
Gretchen Howard's 5th grade class at Wade King Elementary created an Energy Efficiency and Climate Change campaign. They did an educational campaign about the differences between conventional and CFL bulbs and the benefits of CFLs.

"We pledge to turn off the computers in the hallway at the end of the school day."
Molly Foote's 5th grade class at Wade King Elementary created a school-wide Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. They assumed responsibility of taking out all of the school’s recycling to observe how much recyclable material the school actually produced, as well as what could be recycled.