Hurffville Elementary School Green Club Celebrates Remarkable Year
The 26 environmentalists comprising the Hurffville Elementary School Green Club, under the direction of advisor Tracy Colligan, celebrated a remarkable year of recycling, conservation, and education.
After electing officers and formulating committees (including the teaching, action, plastic cap collection, technology and Earth Day committees, the group set to work.
The Teaching Committee prepared short lessons and delivered them to students in grades K-2, sharing information about the Green Club, recycling and caring for the planet.
The Action Committee worked on a persuasive Power Point on the importance of securing recycling bins for the District and Municipality.
The Plastic Cap Committee made bins and then collected and counted more than 10,000 plastic caps that were shipped out for proper processing.
The Earth Day Committee planned a grand school-wide celebration for Hurffville staff and students. Every grade level also organized an Earth Day scavenger hunt, along with cleanup and planting.
“Earth Day was a great day at Hurffville,” Colligan said. “The Green Club hosted a schoolwide Spring Sprint Fun Run where families sponsored their children, and we hosted a no-waste lunch to reduce our carbon footprint. We used some of the proceeds to purchase two new trees for the school.
“Our membership also wanted to promote clean oceans,” she said. “We found a company that makes bracelets. A portion of the bracelet sales goes toward cleaning up the oceans. The Green Club members purchased some and bought additional bracelets to share with our supporters.”
Finally, the Technology Committee chronicled the success of all the Green Club’s Committees, sharing out their stories through pictures and videos.
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