Green Schools Council Seeks Volunteers

small group of people involved in Princeton green schools council Sustainable Princeton’s Green Schools Council is looking for volunteers to work on three project areas this fall:

  • Organize screenings of “Bag It” at each of the public schools and follow up with grade appropriate educational progams.  “Bag It” is a documentary about the impacts of plastic bags on the environment and human health.
  • Eliminate use of styrofoam trays at public school cafeterias.
  • Work with the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education to pass a resolution in support of education for sustainability.

If you are interested in helping with any of these projects (or have ideas for other projects), please contact Karen Nathan.

The Green School Council is also trying to bring more attention to existing programs and projects in local schools that promote sustainability.  For example, at the the Princeton Regional Schools District:

  • Engineering studies are being conducted for solar panel installation on school roofs.
  • Green purchasing is being emphasized, especially for janitorial and cleaning products.
  • Teams of elementary school teachers and staff are attending workshops on engaging students in measuring energy usage, and learning about reducing and conserving energy.  The results of the students’ energy use studies will be shared in a community event to be co-sponsored by Sustainable Princeton.

We would like to provide more information about sustainable activities and events at local schools.  If you can draft a post about your school's sustainability initiatives to publish on this website, please contact Theodore Casparian.

To see a pdf of the minutes from recent Green School Council meetings, see our meeting minutes page.