Go Green Galloway: A Task
Force for a Sustainable Galloway started a
project at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school
year with the After-School Child Care Program
students called Kids Go Green in Galloway. The
students' families took a pledge to reduce,
reuse, recycle, prevent pollution and slow
climate change for a more sustainable Galloway
and a better planet Earth.
Once a month, students participated in an activity involving the topic of the month (see right). For example, October's topic was Litter. The students did a clean up at each of the elementary schools and collected data. The participants then brainstormed how to reduce littering. They concluded trash and recycle bins at the playgrounds and basketball courts and cigarette butt receptacles* at the schools' front entrances, as well as displaying "No Litter" signs around the school grounds would help lessen or eliminate littering.
Students took home activities and tips on the topic of the month to share with their families.
CLICK HERE to read the 2011-2012 Final Report
the 2012-2013 school year, GTMS is going green!
All students are taking the "Kids Go Green"
pledge. GTMS is kicking off this program on
October 15 by participating in a Recycling
Contest by weight sponsored by the ACUA. The
grand prize is $1,000! GOOD LUCK GTMS!
|Topics by Month:
September - Waste & Recycling
October - Litter
November - Water Conservation
December - Energy
January - Pollution
February - Soil/Composting
March - Habitat
April - Bees
May - Pedal Power
For more information about this program, contact Ro Goldberg: 609-652-3818, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are past "Green Tips" that have appeared on our homepage...follow the links to learn more: