NMS GREEN SCHOOLS

 

Kindergarteners Learn to Compost


KH & KL did some composting experiments on Earth Day! They collected food scraps from their lunch boxes and dug for wiggly worms. They made a little house and will check back in 2 weeks to see what happened to the food…..can you predict what happened?

 

 

Follow these easy steps to make your own wormery at home:


 


Recycling Drives - Textiles, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters & Batteries

 

Continue to keep those textiles out of our landfills!  The Town of Greenwich, in partnership with the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board, has teamed up with Fairco-Greentree Recycling to make donation easy for Greenwich residents and to raise funds for recycling education and outreach in our community.  Collection bins can be found at Eastern Civic Center, Cos Cob Library and Holly Hill Resource Recovery Center.

Please continue to save your batteries, crayons and markers and we will share information about the next drive as soon as possible!  We are planning a collection of used crayons, markers & highlighters in June. All brands will be accepted through the Crayola Color Cycle Initiative and the Crayon Initiative.  Old batteries are accepted at the Holly Hill Recycling Center all year long to be properly recycled.  Any questions please contact Lindsay Baker.  

 


Friday May 7th - May 8th Greenwich Land Trust Native Plant Sale
 
Join us for the Greenwich Land Trust's first ever native plant sale!  Not only is all the inventory grown in house from seed collected on Greenwich Land Trust preserves, but all proceeds from the sale will support the growth of the Seed-to-Seed program.  Seed-to-Seed operates with the goal of increasing the population of local, native plants on GLT properties as well as other properties in our community.  Help support this work and bring home some beautiful super-native plants for your garden!  See the flyer for more information.


Holly Hill Resource Recovery Center (“The Greenwich Dump”)

 

Do you know all the recycling options at Holly Hill?  For just $25 apply for your Holly Hill permit today! Books, Food Scraps, Yard Waste, Logs, Leaves, Electronics, Light Bulbs, Scrap Metal, Batteries, Mattresses and more.  Keep these items out of our landfills and make a difference today!

 

 

Household Hazardous Wastes

Did you miss Greenwich’s Hazardous Waste Day this Spring? You can still take advantage of Household Hazardous Waste Day in neighboring towns by proving Greenwich residency. View the schedule here

To learn what is accepted, please see the Greenwich Household Hazardous Waste guidelines. For further information, contact Greenwich Department of Health (203-622-7838) or Greenwich Department of Public Works (203-869-6910).


Suggestions and Resources

 

Meatless Monday - try to have one day a week where the whole family enjoys plant-based meals.

 

Join Waste Free Greenwich's mailing list to learn more about how you can make a difference at home and in our community. More info here.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Green School Movies

 

Just Eat It, a food waste story available on Amazon Prime

Straws available on Kanopy

Bag it available on Kanopy

The Story of Stuff 

Biggest Little Farm rent on Amazon

My Octopus Teacher available on Netflix

Kiss the Ground available on Netflix

Wasted rent on Amazon

 

Interested in being a part of NMS Green Team volunteers?  Contact Jaime Patten or Lindsay Baker for more information.  We welcome all volunteers, no experience necessary!

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