Team Up for Greener Schools
- Spruce up a classroom: Do you have a special teacher you would like to reward? Is there a community space that needs some sprucing up? Flooring and paint can quickly upgrade a space, and sorting through old books, papers, and projects can free your room of clutter—and the harmful dust that might come with it.
- Plant a garden: When kids see and learn about where their veggies come from, there’s a good chance they are going to eat more of them, which could help lower obesity rates and make our children healthier. Get your hands dirty by building a garden at a school in your community. Whether they are container gardens, raised beds, fruit trees or herb gardens, school gardens serve as hands-on classrooms for students of all ages. You can use planting a garden with students as an opportunity to teach lessons about plant cycles and the environment, as well as teamwork, responsibility and nutritional values.
- Clean up a space: Do you have an area that has potential, but is overrun with weeds or has been taken over by garbage? Do you have a playground that is in such disrepair that it isn’t safe to use? Don’t lose out on valuable space that has seen better days. Create a project to clean it up and revamp it for student use.
- Enhance your signage: Does your recycling program need a refresh? Making sure you have the proper signage to let students know what goes where could be a great project for your team to tackle.
How to Get Started:
- You identify a project to help make your school healthier, safer, or more efficient. The project is not required to happen on September 26; you can choose any day that works for the team.
- Fill out the form below to tell us a bit more about your project.
- Shaw will work with you to create a budget and staffing needs plan.
- Recruit volunteers to staff the project (and sponsors, if needed, for any budget requirements). Shaw can assist in the process.
- Reach out to students, teachers, staff, and other community members to help with the project.
- Show up for your project and inspire your community.