The folks at this week’s Go Green Initiative School of the Week, Valley View Elementary in Northern California are deservedly proud of the fact that they’ve been responsible for diverting 120,000 lbs of paper, 2,400 lbs of cardboard, 200 lbs of plastic, and 319 printer cartridges away from landfill.
Principal Michele Brynjulson calls parent Laura Beer their "one-woman dynamo," and she’s leading the charge along with teacher Elicha Gastelumendi and the Student Council. Of course, there are even more great things happening with the Go Green Initiative in this showcase school...
To date they’ve given away over 500 compact fluorescent bulbs to school families thanks to PG & E, and they’ve been pushing hard to encourage a BYOB (bring your own bag) mindset at lunchtime while working to eliminate the usage of plastic water bottles on campus as well. They’re also busy applying for grants to enhance their school garden and have trained the entire student body in a food scraping program where the left-over scraps are sent to a local composting facility for processing.
So congrats to the students, parents and staff at Valley View Elementary in California for being this week’s Go Green Initiative School of the Week!
via:: Go Green Initiative