Please Join PTA’s Green Team After School Club!
As a premier-level certified Green School, Skyline has many initiatives that promote environmental awareness and sustainability: the 4th and 5th graders lead the recycling program, food waste is composted in the kitchen and lunchroom, and our classrooms all have party packs that reduce single-use materials, to name a few. But we can do more!
The Green Team Club is an after-school, weekly opportunity for students to get involved and make an impact! Starting on January 30, the club will meet every Thursday from 3:15-4:45. Students in 4-8th grades are invited to participate. Participation will be initially limited to the first 20 students to apply. The application involves a statement of interest and commitment to participate, as well as parental permission. The forms are available in the office.
The vision for the club is to promote awareness of global and local environmental issues, encourage responsible research, engage in discussions, and take action on a local level. These are the themes and questions we’ll start with…where the kids take them and what actions they create are up to them!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Understand how we can have less impact and where our goods go when we’re done with them. How long does that stuff stick around?!
Energy Sources – Where does the energy we use come from? What sources of energy are available? What is sustainable? What about that wind turbine on our playground?!
The Threads We Wear: Repurposing, Repairing, and Sharing. What’s the deal with “fast fashion”? How can we upcycle?
Earth Day! Where does all that pollution and litter come from? Who does it affect? What can we do about it?
Grow Your Own – from garden boxes to seed bombs! Where does our food come from? What does it take to get from farm to fork?
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions!