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Eco-Initiative
The Eco-Initiative is a recent effort of SHS which began in 2011. It seeks to infuse environmental stewardship into the school's policies, procedures and infrastructure. The Eco-Initiative focuses on recycling, energy usage and discerning new means to lessen our environmental footprint. The goal of the SHS Eco-Initiative is to enhance our environmental stewardship to our community and to the earth. Ultimately, this initiative is about taking responsibility for SHS's environmental impact by educating ourselves and caring for the beautiful earth that God has given us. The Green Team is a Club for the students of SHS. The Green Team's primary initiatives in 2015-2016 focus on further developing and implementing a "seed to table" type program, inspired by the work of Alice Waters, by utilizing the raised vegetable gardens which the Green Team installed in the side yard of the school in 2011. While the Green Team focuses on growing and using the vegetables, teachers are able to use the garden as a laboratory to enhance experiential learning of their curriculums with opportunities for learning in science, nutrition, finance, spirituality, math and language arts. In addition to their gardening activities, the Green Team maintains a Reclamation Station, where they collect items and sort them for reuse and recycling. Go to our Reclamation Station page to find out how and what you can contribute. They also plan to obtain, conduct and operationalize an Energy Audit of the school building in the future. You can also find us on Facebook where we frequently post photos and updates about the club. (Don't forget to "like" us while you're there.) And we have a BLOG! Follow it to see what we are up to! Stacie Seifert is chairing both the Eco-Initiative as well as The Green Team. Anyone interested in participating or volunteering is welcome to help. To get involved, please contact Ms. Seifert at [email protected] or 299.3765.
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