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Posts in October 2011
Our first ever Clean Commute Week comes to a close this afternoon. Be sure to share with us the ways your school participated in this event. Flippen Elementary in Henry County celebrated the week by having their "Ride the Bus! for Clean Air" try-it week at the same time. Their champion printed punch cards from the template we provided. Students with 5 punches have been entered into a drawing to win a grand prize!
Last Friday, at Big Shanty Elementary in Cobb County, Jamee Douglas' 5th grade class made scare crows as part of their participation in Clean Commute Week. The scare crows held their custom-made No Idling signs, a donation from a local printer, all week since the students couldn't always be there. Only three of the students had ever made a scare crow!
Today marks the kickoff of The Clean Air Campaign’s first ever Clean Commute Week. The idea for Clean Commute Week came from a group a parents from Evansdale Elementary’s PTA Green Team. Clean Commute Week makes use of each school day to explore and encourage four clean modes of transportation, bus riding, biking, walking, and carpooling. Students are challenged to commute cleanly for the entire week and log their commutes daily. If your school has already taken its baseline survey, kick off your Clean Air Schools program education campaign this fall.
The US Green Building Council of Georgia is hosting it's first annual High Performance, Healthy Schools Summit in Atlanta. If you are interested in greening your school, this is an event you should attend. Introductory and advanced courses will be taught in Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Recycling/Waste Management, and Environmental Curriculum. This summit targets School Boards, Superintendents, Facility Directors, Teachers, Parents, Industry Professionals, and Non‐Profit Leaders.
Check out the flier below for more information on this exciting 2-day event. Space is limited, so register today!
Attention physical educators, health teachers SRTS champions, parents, and community stakeholders! Georgia Safe Routes To School is offering free 2-hour workshops to provide strategies and tips on teaching a child pedestrian safety education curriculum developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The workshops will be interactive and each participant will receive a copy of the curriculum materials. Space is limited! For more information, check out the flier below or visit: www.SafeRoutesGA.org