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Sample Project - Going Green at School

Green Leader: Erin Murphy

School: Sample School Profile

Project Objective: Demonstrate ways to save energy, water, and natural resources on campus.

Project Activities or Steps: Always use refillable binders instead of buying a notebook every semester. Walk or ride a bike as much as possible. If you must drive, try to park your car and leave it or try public transit systems if you are on a larger campus. Use your printer wisely by printing on both sides of the page if possible, try not to print everything, use the low quality printer setting to save ink. If possible, carry your lap top to class for note taking to reduce paper use.

Project Resources: Create a facebook "Go Green" group for your school. Create a tips section on how to save money with school supplies, time, and energy.

Project Budget: Note any costs associated with developing and maintaining the group. The cost should be none or minimal but it's best to plan ahead. For example, the local waste management company may make recycle bins available at no charge. Otherwise, you may find it necessary to purchase bins at a local big box retailer.

Time Required: Develop a schedule for checking the page and posting new information to it. Develop a schedule for collecting and emptying recycle bins.

How This Affects Your Community: Have a blog entry section letting others know how you save energy, time, resources, etc. Share your thoughts on going green for your whole school to see.

Getting Others Involved: Have your University sell organic t-shirts in the bookstores and promote the facts about the difference between cotton and organic. Have recycling bins outside of every building.


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Sample School Profile
Sample Project - Going Green at School
Objective: Demonstrate ways to save energy, water, and natural resources on campus....
Sample School Profile
Plant Party
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Sample School Profile
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Objective: An Earth Day activity that increases awareness of our over dependence on carbon emitting, fossil fuel base modes of transportation and...