Rowayton Elementary Green Team
The goal of the Green Team is to empower and educate our students and teachers at Rowayton Elementary school to help the environment. We set an example through waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation and pollution prevention.
What we have done:
Working closely with our facilities team, Rich and Pablo as well as the City of Norwalk Waste Management Team, we have ensured that every classroom and office at the school is provided with a recycling receptacle. Rowayton Elementary follows city wide single stream recycling.
We were just awarded a RecycleCT Grant that will help us bring a Recycling and Waste Center into our new cafeteria! More details to follow about this exciting project!
We have worked with a local artisan, Mister and His Sister and created Rowayton Elementary re-useable Happy Snacker bags that are for sale in our PTA Spirit store:
We have completed 2 prototype Green Team Party Boxes that you can “check-out” of the PTA closet and use at any school party. The boxes contain recyclable cups, water pitchers, plates and silverware. To reserve a Green Team Party Bin for your next classroom party you can sign up in the PTA room in the basement. To learn more about them, please click here.
Click Here for the Form to check out the Green Team Party Boxes
We have successfully cut down on the use of water bottles at the Walk-A-Thon for the last 3 years and have made sure that all the waste generated has been properly recycled.
For Earth Day 2017 we worked with the entire school and our wonderful Art Teacher Mrs. Antunes and held our first ever Upcycle Sculpture Project competition. The winners in each grade were treated to a Garden of Life outdoor party with fruit skewers and were each given a pack of seed to take home that were generously donated by our friends at the Rowayton Gardeners.
The Green Team meets monthly at Brendan’s 101 in Rowayton. We post meeting dates in the Rowayton School E-Reporter. We are always looking for new members, please email Andrea Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
To learn more about Recycling in CT please visit: http://www.ct.gov/deep/