Eco-Action

GreenFlagAwardDiscovery’s Eco-Action Team is a group of students, parents, teachers, and administrators committed to stewardship of the environment. The Eco-Action Team is modeled upon the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program.

You can view our Eco-Schools USA dashboard here.

In May 2017, Discovery Elementary earned the Green Flag Award from the Eco-Schools USA program.

You can view our Discovery Energy Dashboard, which shows real-time statistics, here.

Our major work on our Pathways for 2016-2017 include:

  • Energy: Becoming a certified Net-Zero Energy school by June 2017
  • Climate Change: Reducing our amount of waste produced in the coming year, measurable by gathering baseline data this year.
  • Consumption and Waste: Reducing our amount of waste produced in the coming year, measurable by gathering baseline data this year.

The team has scoped out a variety of programs, including:

  • incentive programs to reduce lunch waste
  • collection of uneaten lunch food for donation to AFAC, and possible food scrap compost pick-up
  • programs to promote walking, busing, biking and carpooling
  • offering items like lunch boxes, water bottles and coffee mugs for sale through the PTA
  • production of short videos by students on environmental topics
  • outdoor education through gardening and park cleanups
  • certification of the school as a Green Flag Eco-School
  • making it all fun by creating celebrations and a superhero who visits the school to promote and reward green practices.

Eligibility & Commitment

All Discovery students are invited to join the Eco-Action Team and serve as Green Leaders. Discovery’s Eco-Action Team will consist of all students who commit to completing 4 hours of service, as well as attending monthly Eco-Action meetings.

Meetings

Eco-Action meetings are held 8:45-9:30 AM in the Library (K-2) and Blue Sky Studio (3-5).

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Russo if you have questions.