The Go Green Initiative's School of the Week: Grace Hill Elementary in Rogers, Arkansas!

Led by their very own "Lorax", teacher Ryan Finley, the students at Grace Hill Elementary in Rogers, Arkansas are having a blast going green in on many fronts. And that's why they've been selected by the folks at the Go Green Initiative to be this week's 'School of the Week'.

For starters, they're tracking the school's power usage each month against last year's usage numbers. Their hope is that the "green" bars denoting current power consumption on their giant wall chart will be lower than the red bars, which indicate the previous year's energy use. That helps them to keep an eye on changes in usage that may also correlate to changes in their own behaviors at school as well. Giving them an added incentive to be energy conscious at school, and ultimately at home too
And that's not all, because they certainly seem to be enjoying the worm bins they're operating both in the classroom and outdoors. That means they're feeding their food scraps and paper pulp to worms on campus, and learning about nature's way of recycling while providing fertilizer for their plants in the process.

It seems that ensuring their plastic bottles stay out of the landfill is a snap too, with their bottle-drying station in full operation to keep the empties flowing smoothly from the school building to their local recycler.

So congratulations to Grace Hill Elementary, yet another great example of a school making a difference.

Keep up the good work!

See also::
Last week's 'School of the Week': Leo Croce Elementary in Livermore, California!
The Go Green Initiative Sets Sights on Trees for Uganda