Archive for November 2009

Fashion Barbie Pen Arrives in California

November 29, 2009

The Pen Guy let us know that our 392 pens arrived safely to Mercedes Pens Land!  Fantastic.  Keep bringing in your markers and pens for the 1 million pen drive!

eWaste Facts

November 20, 2009


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It’s energy efficient to rebuild old computers, but only about 2% of PCs ever find their way to a second user. Did you know that fewer than 20% of cell phones are recycled each year, but if we recycled just a million cell phones, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year. We recycle old phones at GCS – bring your dead phones to the South Hall!

Recycling Catalogues

November 20, 2009


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Our Green Team will work to make sure all the recyclable materials in the school get to the recycling bins. Last year, our team took the plastic binding out of the auction catalogues so that all the paper could be recycled. If you have an item that needs to be taken apart – just contact the Green Team!

Eco-font

November 20, 2009

We’ve installed the new eco-font “SPRANQ” on many of the schools computers.  Use it and you will save 20% of the ink used in most fonts!  See their website for more details – the font is free.

Cyber-ecologists at Work!

November 19, 2009

 


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Green Team members started carefully examining keyboards and old computers for re-usable items. The kids developed some great skits and lessons for Early Childhood students using “props” made of would-be garbage! The Green Team will be visiting the Lower School and Early Childhood classes soon to talk about what eWaste is and how even the youngest members of our community can help prevent its accumulation. The Green Team’s learned a great deal so far, and they are eager to pass it on.

Oxygen, Peaches, Cocoa Beans!

November 19, 2009


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The 2nd Grade has been working on a year-long study of natural resources. After learning about how some trees are the largest living things on earth, how they can be used to look at the weather hundreds, even thousands, of years ago, and how they provide us with immeasurable resources and beauty, they created these owls to show their appreciation.

Learn about eWaste with the Green Team

November 15, 2009

 


Learn about eWaste with the Green Team

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This year the GCS Green Team is focusing on eWaste. Did you know that while eWaste makes up only 2% of landfill waste, it makes up 70% of toxic waste found in landfills? Watch out around school for tips and ideas about how to reduce eWaste, recycle better, and make our gadgets greener!