Archive for June 2010

Golden Apple Reduce and Reuse Challenge Winners 2010!

June 13, 2010

Grace Church School’s Green Gremlins are the 2010 Golden Apple Award Winners once again! We got our second city-wide and borough-wide award for the Reduce and Reuse Challenge!

“TrashMasters! Reduce & Reuse Challenge rewards winning schools with prizes for implementing the most successful and innovative waste prevention practices within their borough and city wide.  We all know that recycling is important, but there’s still more we need to do. With more than one million students, teachers, and administrators, NYC schools produce hundreds of thousands of tons of waste each year. There are many ways to reduce the amount of waste generated by NYC schools—such as cutting down on food waste in cafeterias, or paper waste in classrooms and offices.  This contest can help make a real impact on eliminating or reducing the quantity of materials that gets set out for collection. Schools can also encourage their local communities to reduce and reuse through collection drives and awareness campaigns.” Department of Sanitation


Until Next Year…

June 13, 2010


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Dear GCS,

It has been another incredible year of sustainable fun. Thanks to all of you for your help in making our Green Gremlins team so successful. We are looking forward to continuing our eWaste recycling program, along with our other efforts through out the campus. Reducing our carbon footprint, saving water, saving trees, and much more. This weekend at the Figment Festival on Governor’s Island  I saw the perfect “good bye” image for our team of Green Dr. Who Fans…a robot constructed completely of Apple Product styrofoam! I have been deeply moved by the student’s commitment this year, and I hope to see you all in one forum or another, next year.

Cheers!
Ms. Chaloner

Lower East Side Ecology Center & Solar One Benefits

June 13, 2010


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On June 5th and June 9th, I was lucky to attend two wonderful benefits for organizations that have made a difference to GCS kids. The Lower East Side Ecology Center has been an incredible resource to GCS for Community Service Days, workshops on composting and eWaste, as well as a host of other things. Stop in at their website, or their compost drop off in Union Square to learn more and help support their organization. This summer, be sure to collect some vegetable scraps to drop off and get some beautiful gardening compost. Solar One continues to support renewable technologies in NYC, and is working on building a fantastic new site (Solar Two) for all of NYC to see the power of renewable technologies. Check out their website, and find out about how you can contribute.