Dear EVCS families,
New York City has a goal to have zero waste go to landfills by 2030. But that means we all have to do our part – including at school too.
Our kids discard lots of things during their time in the cafeteria – nearly all of it recyclable or compostable – but need help properly sorting their items. From compostable lunch trays to food scraps, from empty single-use containers, to milk cartons, there’s a lot to sort!
Please fill out THIS FORM if you are available to be in the cafeteria during our lunch periods (10:45-11:45 a.m.) next week. We are looking for parent volunteers to help our kids properly identify their trash and put it into the proper bins. There are visuals and signs already posted, but a helpful reminder will go a long way in improving our sustainability efforts here at EVCS.
Thank you in advance!
EVCS Green & Wellness
We have a terrific start on the garden, seeds have been planted and the little babies are starting to come up! Please be sure to stop up to take a peek – you can access the garden throught he yard up the stairs where the nikes and scooters are stored.
We need more soil…
we may have access to free soil not far from the school, as a gift from a neighboring gardener, if we can find a way to get it here!
If anyone is feeling strong and has extra time, we need to haul some over from 13th Street (Campos Plaza) this Friday afternoon…
We would meet up in the yard sometime between 1- 2:30ish,
we would walk over to 13th St, load up, pull it back and carry it up to the ToKG…
If anyone has access to a wheel barrow, bring it along!
Granny Carts would also work, we can fill up empty plastic soil bags.
We do have a couple wagons and the garden has a shovel or two. Our our next door neighbor may have a shovel we can borrow as well!
What a better way to spend 1/2 hour on earth day than moving earth.
Good ol’ physical labor on a hot spring day before spring break!
and who would be supplying the lemonade?!
Please send us a phone number if you care to help and are willing to jump in on the fun! We will share more details on time and place to meet.
Spread the word. No pressure, it’s an odd time of day.
Happy Earth Week.
The Building-Wide Wellness Committee, representing EVCS, CWS and PS 94, have launched a new website and the first campaign to replace our water fountains. https://buildingwidewellness.wordpress.com/
Things you and your children can do this Friday, April 22nd:
- Pack a lunch with ZERO trash potential!
- What does this mean? Pack a lunch that only has reusable/recyclable containers and results in only recyclable/compostable waste.
- Contact your children’s teachers about things your family can contribute to GO GREEN in the classroom! Some things teachers may want or need:
- Natural/green hand sanitizers
- Participate in CAR-FREE NYC 2016!:
- Wear GREEN!
- Children are encouraged to wear the color green or clothes that embrace the spirit of GOING GREEN!
Learn about our School Building-Wide Wellness Committee!
Download a copy of the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee’s EARTH DAY BOOKLET!
Download Earth Day Playful Activity
Download Earth Day Coloring Pages
Learn more about how Earth Day is honored around the world!
For local Earth Day events, click here
Did you know? De Blasio Administration Bans Single-Use Styrofoam Products in New York City Beginning July 1, 2015