Archive for the ‘Food – Wastes’ category

International Family Night – Eco Heroes of India

November 15, 2010

Enjoy International Family Night at GCS tonight!  The families putting the event together have an incredible list of foods, crafts, and activities to share with everyone.  Events begin at 6pm.  Performances are in Tuttle Hall.  Namaste!

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohandas Gandhi

The Green Team created a flag of India out of recycled materials from all over the school, including many food containers and bottle caps.  Featured on the flag are some Eco-Heroes from India; Gandhi, Vandana Shiva, Divya Raghunandan from Greenpeace India, Nitin Desai from the Council on Climate Change, and Jairam Ramesh, Minister of the Environment of India.  Photos of everyday recycling in villages and cities were included.

Earth Dinner 2010

October 31, 2010

You are cordially invited to our first GCS Earth Dinner!  A pot-luck affair, this event will be sure to get you talking – about food, sustainability and the way we live Green in NYC.  Teachers, parents, administrators and staff are all welcome to join us for a night of organic, local, and sustainable dining.  We will be having fun and launching a conversation about how to weave our ideals into our meals.  If you would like to join in, just RSVP on the GCS website.

Compost Guests Arrive!

October 31, 2010

Our worms arrived for our first compost bin this Wednesday.  The Green Gremlins got to prepare their bedding, give them their first meal, and feel them squirm!  Click here for a video of the worms before they were set in the bin.  Chef Sheehan provided some of the kitchen scraps collected during Wednesday’s lunch.  The kids plan to collect scraps from lunch tables during the fall.    Is your classroom interested in having a compost bin? They are easy to maintain and a great educational resource.  Check out the upcoming Wormshop from the Lower East Side Ecology Center this month at Friends.  Composting from home?  You can set up your own bin easily, but if this is not an option, consider bringing your vegetable scraps to a local compost outpost.  Also, the map of compost station in NYC can be found here.  

Green Halloween!

October 30, 2010

Are you looking for more ways to make this Halloween a Green one?  A great site from the UK offers tips on that and more.  Check out How Can I Recycle This?  You can also search for tips on Earth 911 or the NYC Reuse Site; NYC Stuff Exchange.

Also, if you are finding your pumpkin has “had its day,” don’t forget to head to the Union Square Greenmarket’s Compost tent.  Pumpkins are being collected from around the city.  And since November 1st 12:00 am marks the beginning of the Winter Holiday season, plan to bring any Christmas Trees to the Mulchfest in January!  Save those old costumes for next year’s Costume Swap.  Many Green Gremlins wore swapped costumes this year, and one particularly great Red Riding Hood was constructed from several vampires and one Superman!