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Earth Day 2015 @ Prospect

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Earth Day 2015 @ Prospect
by Gabby Blackwell - Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:33 PM

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Earth Day 2015 will take place on Wednesday, April 22 and students and staff are

encouraged to wear something green to recognize the importance of this occasion.

in addition, there are a number of events taking place "outside” at Prospect on this day.

Coho Salmon Release:

During the morning Mrs. Evan's and Mrs. Hamilton's classes will release the coho salmon they have raised into a nearby stream.

Outdoor Activity Stations:

Students will participate from 1:45 until 2:30 in a series of outdoor activities developed

by teachers.

School Walk:

From 12:45 - 1:30 students and staff will be involved in our April School Walk entire s

Students are encouraged to bring a "Waste-Free Lunch”

  • Pack Food in Reusable Containers--Avoid plastic bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and prepackaged

foods whenever possible

  • Sturdy containers prevent "squishing.”

  • Resealable containers make it easy for children to save uneaten food for an after-school snack.

  • When you your child "packs out” uneaten food, you're provided you with a view into his lunch habits and preferences. Talk with your child about the food that comes home. Adjust quantity and food choices periodically. With prepackaged foods, the lunchbox may come home empty, but you won't know how much has been eaten and how much has been tossed into the trash can.

  • Purchasing lunch foods in larger containers instead of single-serve packages costs less. Buy yogurt and applesauce in larger containers and spoon it into a smaller container for lunch. Buy quality bulk bin items, including fresh-ground peanut butter, nuts, dried fruits, and granola.

  • Consider purchasing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share or shop at the farmers' market. Visit LocalHarvest to find a CSA or farmers' market near you.

  • Cut up fruits and vegetables. Children can eat some at lunch and save the rest for later. It's hard to take two bites of an apple during snack time and save the rest for lunch. It's easier to eat a wedge or two and then reseal the container for later.

  • Use a Refillable Drink Bottle--Consider using a made-to-last water bottle instead of refilling single-use bottles.

  • It is widely suspected that single-use water bottles may leach chemicals into the water.

  • If you use a refillable bottle, your child can save some of his/her water for later. If you pack a juice box or pouch, most of it may end up in the trash, and your child will have nothing left to drink at the end of the day.

  • Water spills are easier to clean up than juice spills--at home, at school, and in your child's lunch box.

  • Pack Reusable Utensils Instead of Disposables