Friday, January 14, 2011
Please take some time to review what your child learned and check out some or all of these websites.
The fish game that the 3rd to 5th graders played is adapted from the Nuts Game by Juliean Edney and The Fish Game from Cloud Institute. Play it online at: www.cloudinstitute.org
Learn about growing and purchasing sustainable food
Calculate your ecological footprint here. How many earths would it take if everyone on earth had the same footprint?
More information about the sustainability framework - The Natural Step
The story of stuff is a 20-minutes fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues.
The secret life of paper - five minute video about paper waste.
Watch the made for TV movie of the story of the lorax
Or play Lorax games
Download the EPA’s ‘Follow That Trail’ activity book
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Green Teams at Rieke, Hayhurst and Maplewood together with Recology have organized a Styrofoam collection drive.
Where: Mary Rieke Elementary
When: February 5th from 9am-12pm
February 6th from 10am-2pm.
Please do your part to help keep Styrofoam out of landfills. We welcome you to leave it with us! Recology, with a company rally cry of "Waste Zero", will see that all Styrofoam collected from this event will be processed at Recology Oregon Material Recovery. 100% of the material collected will be diverted from the landfill. A $5-$15 donation would be appreciated for larger car or truck loads. These monies will go to green intitatives at the three schools. We will also include an educational display of how to recycle most of our household plastics.
In addition to Styrofoam, please collect your non-curbside plastics, both soft and hard. We will sort and delivery them to Farwest Fibers. For questions or details please contact Cindy Eldkrona (firstname.lastname@example.org)