Sustainable School: Achieving the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon
Wheaton Christian Grammar School was one of 27 schools (3 non-public and 24 public) who received this prestigious award in Illinois in 2021. During the session, we will share how our board of directors, administration, and maintenance staff have reduced our environmental impact and cost through routine maintenance, upgrades, and building design. We will review how our school has implemented lessons and programing that promotes sustainability and care for the earth. We will discuss how our health team works on promoting wellness for student, faculty, and staff in areas of heathy eating habits, staying active, and social emotional learning. Utilizing local agencies and promoting professional development for your staff will be addressed. We will end our session with sharing how our school reduces our waste by using four outside compost bins along with a vermicomposting bin in the STEAM Lab. A worm bin will be present for a step-by-step demonstration.
Takeaways: Come "learn" what the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon is and "lead" your school in achieving this award.
Susan Macaluso (Wheaton Christian Grammar School: Winfield, IL), Jacqueline Lauriat (Wheaton Christian Grammar School: Winfield, IL)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
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Compost Handout NSTA 2022.pdf
Recycling and Garbage Signs.pdf
Zero Waste Day Poster.pdf
Achieving Green Ribbon Presentation.pdf
Warning Label Worksheet.pdf