Air
Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Participants
25
Hours
15
People Served
500

What is your wish for this project?

This year we applied for Green Flag School certification with the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice. Our hope was to discover how healthy our school really is and hopefully take actions to make it a better environment. The first step in the process was to complete a long survey of our school (Tom McCall Upper Elementary- Forest Grove) covering the topics of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Integrated Pest Management | Indoor Air Quality | Non-Toxic Products....read more

How did it go?

This Spring we learned that we had been certified a Green Flag School! We received a "green" flag to display and we are now planning a project to get us our first patch for it. We will be removing invasive plants in our "forest" area on campus, inviting our families and community to participate. No herbicides will be used so our activity will be healthy for the environment. In the process of gathering information for the survey, we learned much about how a school can be...read more