Green based Initiatives

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Green based Initiatives

  1. 1. Launching school-basedLaunching school-based green initiativesgreen initiatives Rick Swanson & RON WOOLLEYRick Swanson & RON WOOLLEY HINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (HINGHAM, MA)HINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (HINGHAM, MA) July 23, 2013July 23, 2013
  2. 2. What needs to get greenerWhat needs to get greener at your school?at your school?
  3. 3. Lessons from ourLessons from our green committeegreen committee
  4. 4. #10#10 plan a teach-inplan a teach-in
  5. 5. Some traditionalSome traditional methods of teaching inmethods of teaching in
  6. 6. And some lessAnd some less traditional methods…traditional methods…
  7. 7. (environmental)(environmental) science fairscience fair
  8. 8. filmsfilms
  9. 9. speakersspeakers
  10. 10. 100% PARTICIPATION…100% PARTICIPATION… AND GREAT pressAND GREAT press
  11. 11. #9#9 simple rule:simple rule: recycling bin besiderecycling bin beside everyevery trash cantrash can
  12. 12. #8#8 COMPOST!COMPOST!
  13. 13. Get help to collect itGet help to collect it
  14. 14. mix it upmix it up
  15. 15. Rap about itRap about it
  16. 16. Build a gardenBuild a garden
  17. 17. Sell some of itSell some of it
  18. 18. Spend the proceeds wiselySpend the proceeds wisely
  19. 19. #7#7 harness theharness the spirit of competitionspirit of competition
  20. 20. PLAY BALL CAMPAIGNPLAY BALL CAMPAIGN
  21. 21. WIN BOOSTS SCHOOL SPIRITWIN BOOSTS SCHOOL SPIRIT
  22. 22. THREE-PEAT!THREE-PEAT!
  23. 23. Incentives…Incentives…
  24. 24. Motivate & make it funMotivate & make it fun
  25. 25. #6#6 enlist YOUR TEAMSenlist YOUR TEAMS
  26. 26. SLASH THE TRASHSLASH THE TRASH INTRA-SCHOOL CONTESTINTRA-SCHOOL CONTEST
  27. 27. A COMPETITIONA COMPETITION FOR ALL SEASONSFOR ALL SEASONS
  28. 28. BRAGGING RIGHTSBRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINEON THE LINE
  29. 29. COVETED PRIZECOVETED PRIZE FOR THE CHAMPIONSFOR THE CHAMPIONS
  30. 30. #5#5 reward “random acts ofreward “random acts of green-ness"green-ness"
  31. 31. CATCH KIDSCATCH KIDS DOING THE RIGHT THINGDOING THE RIGHT THING
  32. 32. Recognize key helpersRecognize key helpers
  33. 33. Thank the CUSTODIANSThank the CUSTODIANS
  34. 34. THE T-SHIRTS:THE T-SHIRTS: AN ANNUAL TRADITIONAN ANNUAL TRADITION
  35. 35. THE GREENEST TABLETHE GREENEST TABLE IN THE CAFETERIAIN THE CAFETERIA
  36. 36. #4#4 GET A HYDRATION STATIONGET A HYDRATION STATION
  37. 37. enormous impactenormous impact
  38. 38. #3#3 PARTNER WITH GREEN TEAMPARTNER WITH GREEN TEAM
  39. 39. #2#2 seek other partnershipsseek other partnerships
  40. 40. Amazing (free!) assembliesAmazing (free!) assemblies
  41. 41. Trainings & workshopsTrainings & workshops
  42. 42. Find like-minded peersFind like-minded peers
  43. 43. #1#1 plan a Green weekplan a Green week
  44. 44. Among other things…Among other things… build a raised bedbuild a raised bed
  45. 45. Promote carpoolingPromote carpooling
  46. 46. Hold a trash mobHold a trash mob
  47. 47. Messy…Messy…
  48. 48. ……but fascinating…but fascinating…
  49. 49. And invite a stanley cupAnd invite a stanley cup champion to visitchampion to visit
  50. 50. Green week highlightGreen week highlight
  51. 51. Finally…Finally… don't be afraid to yell!don't be afraid to yell! porterQUICK.wmv
  52. 52. IN THE WORKS…IN THE WORKS…
  53. 53. Finally…Finally… a greenhouse!a greenhouse!
  54. 54. ANOTHER DREAMANOTHER DREAM
  55. 55. how can your schoolhow can your school get greener?get greener?

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