REMINDER: Building Wellness Committee meeting tomorrow!


Hi everyone,
This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, October 7th, at 8:45 am will be the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee meeting. It will take place in Room 210 (James Bromberg’s office).
Even if you are not “on the committee” you are very welcome to come, listen and contribute.
AGENDA
Old Business:
1. Water fountains
2. Cafeteria noise
3. Cleaning products — building and classroom products
4. Fundraising
New Business:
4. Soda vending machine in lobby
5. Anything else?

See you all tomorrow!

Naumi (EVCS) and Tina (CWS)

Letter of Support for cafeteria noise-reduction-related capital funding

Dear Principals Goodman, Shuster and Velez-Clarke,

The School Building-Wide Wellness Committee for the Children’s Workshop School, the East Village Community School and the Spectrum School has written a letter of support for your request for capital funding to reduce noise levels in the school building cafeteria. Attached are the letter and images of sound pressure (i.e., noise) readings taken in the cafeteria during the lunch hour on January 16, 2015.

In the interest of being “green”, we are emailing this letter and images, however, please do not hesitate to let me know if you need hard copies of the attached files. If you have any questions, please contact either me at the information below or Tina Gilberti, CWS Parent and Chair of CWS’s Wellness Committee. We thank you in advance for your review of our support letter and look forward to providing assistance in any way possible for advancing this important initiative.

Link to the letter

Best regards,

Naumi Feldman
EVCS Parent
Chair, EVCS Parents Association’s Green and Wellness Committee
Member, School Building-Wide Wellness Committee

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Electronic Waste Ban Starts January 2015

Electronic Waste Ban Starts January 2015
As of January 2015, it will be illegal to discard electronics in the trash or at the curb. The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. See nyc.gov/electronics for more information.
DSNY is sending a mailer to all New Yorkers that explains the electronics disposal ban and lists recycling options. Acceptable ways to recycle electronics are listed below.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING OPTIONS
DSNY’s e-cycleNYC Program
Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient service to pick up and recycle unwanted electronics. Learn more at 
nyc.gov/ecycle.
Retail Drop-Off Programs
Drop off electronics (no purchase necessary) at Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, and Staples (no TVs), or at organizations, such as Gowanus E-waste warehouse. See Google map of NYC electronics drop-off locations.
Mail-Back Programs
Many brands offer take-back programs. Check your specific brand’s website for details. 


Electronics Recycling Events
Bring electronics to e-waste recycling events held by organizations, such as 
Lower East Side Ecology Center, or to DSNY SAFE Disposal Events.

Donate or Sell Electronics 
If they still work, you can donate or sell electronics. Visit 
nyc.gov/stuffexchange for options in your neighborhood.

As of January 2015, DSNY will no longer collect electronics left at the curb. Learn more about the electronic waste ban in this video

From the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee

Happy 2015! I hope this email finds everyone rejuvenated from a happy, healthy and peaceful winter break.
For those who do not know me, I’m a parent at EVCS and have been working with Tina Gilberti, a parent from CWS, to organize a School Building-Wide Wellness Committee. The purpose of this committee is to address nutrition, environmental, and fitness issues that concern all three schools (CWS, EVCS, Spectrum) that share 610 E. 12th Street.

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Join Us – Dec 10 – School Building-Wide Wellness Committee

Are you interested in creating a healthier environment for EVCS students? If so, please join the EVCS-CWS-Spectrum School’s School Building-Wide Wellness Committee! The three schools that share 610 East 12th Street have come together to identify and advocate for changes to improve the overall wellness of students at all three schools. Agenda items include providing more nutritional options on the school lunch menu, providing filtered water to students, making water more accessible in the cafeteria, reducing noise levels in the cafeteria, and using greener and less toxic cleaning products in the building. The agenda is still in its development phase so please join us to also discuss any other ideas or concerns that you have!

The next meeting is taking place Wednesday, December 10th at 8:40 am in the school cafeteria.

Please email Naumi Feldman at green@evcsnyc.org if you have any questions.

What: EVCS-CWS-Spectrum School Building-Wide Wellness Committee
When: Wednesday, December 10th, 8:40 am
Where: School Cafeteria