Description: We are a group of students interested in making positive change (in our interactions with our environment) through community and civic partnerships.
Meeting Dates: During the 2020/2021 school year, we are planning on meeting on most Fridays at 1:30pm. We will be meeting in Room 1250 unless otherwise communicated via Remind. Sign up for Remind by texting @k932he to 81010.
Listed below are projects we have planned for this year. We are embarking on some new exciting adventures and more information will be provided here as we determine our goals for the 2020/2021 school year.
This year we have planted bulbs in the courtyard, Fall planting in the zen garden, and organized the foster plants.
We are looking forward to:
Learning how to propagate:
This year the school was able to start the foster plant program as a way to start conversations about mental health in the winter and talk about healthy coping techniques, such as caring for a plant. Most of the plants in this program can be propagated. This will be a good way for students to take what they have learned into their own lives.
Spring planting in the Zen Garden:
The Zen garden is a new initiative for the Intro to 2D art class to help illustrate positive mental health practices. Zen Gardens are used for many types of meditation, including physical meditation. Through maintaining a garden space, students practice the activity that breaks rumination cycles. Environmental students do the planting and help with upkeep.
Plant sale Fundraiser:
After the foster plant program, It is our intention to do some sort of fundraiser so that students can take what they have learned in their classes with their foster plants into their own lives. This will also help build up funds for next year's plantings.
Growing annuals from seed for the entryway planters:
This project is small but helps students understand the growing process and container planting. These will go in the entryways for Spring into Fall.
And Revamping our recycling through a Locker Clean Out:
Admit it, when you get to the end of the year you find that your locker is jam-packed with all the papers you did not know what to do with during the school year. Then we all dump them in the trash bags at the end of the year. What if you had an option to get those papers headed to a new life as a different piece of paper? What if it was as simple as putting that paper in a different-colored bag on Locker Cleanout day?
Last year 20 lbs of paper was diverted from the trash into the recycling path. We are working to increase that number this year.
Social Media will be coming soon!