Green Classroom Accomplishments 2016-2017

posted Jan 9, 2017, 12:15 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 2:21 PM by RE Sources Education ]
Congratulations to the following classrooms who have received their Green Classroom Certification in 2016-2017! See what amazing things these classes have accomplished below. This blog post will be updated throughout the year as new classrooms complete their certification.


Kindergarten

“We pledge to dry our hands-on towel, use scrap paper, recycle paper and teach our families about recycling”
Laura Boynton’s kindergarten classroom did the waste prevention program and learned about the harmful impacts littering and landfills have on the environment. They sorted through trash with Ricky the Raccoon and put the waste in the correct bins. For their action project, the classroom conducted a litter clean up around their school.

“We pledge to bring reusable materials into class for crafts.”

Teresa Udo’s kindergarten classroom (left) did the waste prevention program and learned about the harmful impacts littering and landfills have on the environment. They sorted through trash with Ricky the Raccoon and put the waste in the correct bins. For their action project, the classroom conducted a litter clean up around their school.







First Grade











“We pledge to put all our scrap paper in the recycle bin.” 
Marla Reimer’s 1st grade class at Kendall Elementary (left) completed a Waste Prevention project. After discussing different ways to reduce our waste, like reducing the amount of garbage we make in the first place, the students performed a litter clean up around their school. The students learned how harmful litter can be to the animals and the surrounding environment.



“We pledge to reuse, reduce and recycle.”
Susan Kelley’s 1st grade class at Kendall Elementary (left) completed a Waste Prevention project. After discussing the harmful impacts of litter on our environment and different ways to reduce our waste, like, reducing the amount of garbage we make in the first place, the students performed a litter clean up, picking up trash around their school.

“We pledge to recycle all of our paper” 
Emily Hie’s 1st grade class at Kendall Elementary completed a Waste Prevention project. After discussing the harmful impacts of litter on our environment, and different ways to reduce our waste, the students performed a litter clean up, picking up trash around their school.


Second Grade

“We pledge to turn down the heat and wear more coats.”
Kirsten Zoba's 2nd grade class at Cascadia Elementary completed the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. The students made energy bursts reminder pledges to take home to remind their families how to save energy.

“We pledge to turn off the lights when we leave the classroom.”
Kerry Brehan's 2nd grade class at Cascadia Elementary completed the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. The students made energy bursts reminder pledges to take home to remind their families how to save energy.

“We pledge to turn off the lights every time we leave the classroom.”
Diane Dodd's 2nd grade class at Cascadia Elementary completed the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. The students made energy bursts reminder pledges to take home to remind their families how to save energy.

“We pledge to REUSE both sides of paper before reycling it.”
Becky Pederson’s 2nd classroom completed the waste prevention program where they learned about how they can send less waste to landfills. For their action project, the students made paper from recycled paper!

“We pledge to Recycle classroom garbage.”
Kathryn Otten’s 2nd classroom completed the waste prevention program where they learned about how they can send less waste to landfills. For their action project, the students made paper from recycled paper.

“We pledge to reuse paper. “
KC Rhodes’ 2nd classroom completed the waste prevention program where they learned about how they can send less waste to landfills. For their action project, the students made paper from recycled paper.

“We pledge to compost our paper towels.”
Scarlett Ballard’s 2nd grade classroom completed the waste prevention program where the students learned about how they can send less waste to landfills. For their action project, the students made paper from recycled paper.

“We pledge to not waste water at home and at school.”

Annie Welch’s 2nd grade classroom (left) completed the water conservation program. The students learned about why it is important to conserve water and how harmful litter and pollutants can be on the wildlife and ecosystems. For their action project, the students created educational posters to inform other students about water conservation.


“We pledge to use scrap paper instead of new paper whenever we can.”

Morgan Clark’s 2nd grade classroom (left) completed the waste prevention program. The students learned about landfills and why we all need to reduce, reuse and recycle more. For their action project, the students performed a litter clean up around their school.



“We pledge to turn off the lights when we leave the room and keep the classroom at 67 F or lower to save energy.”
Bethany Buroff’s 2nd grade classroom completed the energy efficiency program. The students learned about renewable vs. non-renewable energy sources and what is considered “clean” energy and what is considered “dirty” energy. They played a memory game, and created energy burst take home pledges for their action project to remind themselves and family how to save energy at home.



Third Grade

“We pledge to use the sun's heat to warm our classroom.” 

Liane Koester’s 3rd grade classroom (left) completed the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. After engaging in a conversation about Energy efficient cars and learning about clean and dirty energy sources, the students created energy burst reminder pledges for take home. 




“Make educational posters and perform water audit with pre and post survey of which class refill their water bottles the most.” 
Marca Kidwell-Babcock’s two 3rd grade classroom completed the Water Conservation program. Both classrooms learned about actions that waste and save water. Her two classrooms made educational posters to put up around the school and performed water audits seeing which classrooms in the school refilled their water bottles the most. 



“We pledge to turn of the water while washing our hands and pick up litter when we see it.”

Isabel Machuca-Kelley’s 3rd grade classroom (above) completed the Water Conservation Program. After learning about ways to save water and what makes the water polluted, the class decided to pick up garbage. Three 3rd grade classrooms did a collaborative litter clean and picked up trash around their school!

“We pledge to bring our water bottles to school so we don’t waste water at the drinking fountain between sips.”
Rachel Frere’s 3rd grade classroom (above) completed the Water Conservation Program. After learning about ways to save water and what makes the water polluted, the class decided to pick up garbage. Three 3rd grade classrooms did a collaborative litter clean and picked up trash around their school!

“We pledge to turn off the water while lathering our hands when washing.”
Mimi Saunders’s 3rd grade classroom (above) completed the Water Conservation Program. After learning about ways to save water and what makes the water polluted, the class decided to pick up garbage. Three 3rd grade classrooms did a collaborative litter clean and picked up trash around their school!

“We pledge to use only 2 clicks of paper towels and to think about our compost and garbage before we leave our lunchroom seat.”

Jamie Kamrath’s 3rd grade classroom completed the waste prevention program. The students learned about how they can send less waste to landfills by recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting. The students made educational posters to go up around the school to educate others about making less waste!

“We pledge to use 2 clicks of paper towels at the restroom. We will sort our compost at lunch without help.”
Robb McKay 3rd grade classroom completed the waste prevention program. The students learned about how they can send less waste to landfills by recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting. The students made educational posters to go up around the school to educate others about making less waste!

“We pledge to use only 2 clicks of paper towels dispensers in our school.”
Amber Brouillette’s 3rd grade classroom completed the waste prevention program. The students learned about how they can send less waste to landfills by recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting. The students made educational posters to go up around the school to educate others about making less waste!

“We pledge to use only 2-3 clicks of paper towels and think before you dump your food, about what can be composted.”
Ricki Moynihan-Downs 3rd grade classroom completed the waste prevention program. The students learned about how they can send less waste to landfills by recycling, reusing, reducing, and composting. The students made educational posters to go up around the school to educate others about making less waste!


About Green Classrooms

Our free Green Classrooms 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.
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