School parking lots, sport courts, sidewalks - pavement causes water runoff, which can pollute waterways and harm trees and wildlife. This hub offers some alternatives.
Note: All text and photos are property of the author and cannot be reused without permission. Sometimes being green can save you green, but not always. Sometimes it takes money to bring an idea to fruition. If you’re looking for funding for a...
Environment, health, and it's fun, too.
Sharing items reduces the amount of stuff that needs to be produced, purchased, maintained, stored, and discarded. This translates to cost savings, fewer resources required, and reduced waste. This principle can be used by parents, teachers, and students.
At your school, you can collect items that are harder to recycle, such as batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and styrofoam, and you might even make a little extra cash, too.
Green schools' goals and benefits.
It doesn't take much space or money to start a school garden with these ideas using recycled containers.
Information and tips for saving electricity at your school.
Revising your school's communication plan to save paper and to reach parents more effectively
Learn to conserve water in and around your school.
Learn about Meatless Mondays and other ways to reduce the environmental impact of the food your kids eat for lunch at school.
Find out more about how composting cafeteria waste could divert a third or more of your school's total waste.
How (and why) to set up a recycling program in your school's cafeteria.
Ideas to reduce the amount of waste produced during lunchtime at your school.
How much does your school spend on art supplies each year? And how much paper, cardboard, and plastic goes into the trash or recycling? Save money while saving the earth by repurposing materials for art projects at your school.
Reducing the amount of paper used at your school will save money, and it's good for the earth, too. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Attract wildlife to your school with natural habitats.
How to make your PTA or school event greener - tips and advice.
Information about the effects of idling cars and buses on the environment and children's health. How to start an idling reduction campaign at your school.
School trash - what's in it, where it goes, and why you should know.
How to start a green team at your school. Taking the first step towards more sustainable school practices.