Green Activities During the 2020-2021 School Year
September: Recycling refresh for all students
October: 7th - National Walk to School Day
October: 26th to 30th - Costume, Boot & Coat Drive
November: America Recycles Day
December: Anti-Idling Campaign
January: Recycle refresh
April: 22nd - Earth Day
April:19th to 24th - Earth Week
May: 5th - National Bike to school day
June: Book Swap fair (new activity)
Riverside Elementary school has been recognized as a CT Green Leaf School by the State of Connecticut's Outdoor Environmental and Educational Association (COEEA). A Green Leaf Banner honoring this accomplishment was presented to the school at our Earth Day 2019 assembly. This was a great collaboration between the PTA, the teachers, and the students, and we will continue to strive to be an environmental leader in the district.
Connecticut Green LEAF Schools are schools that: provide effective environmental and sustainability education; improve the health and wellness of students and staff; and, reduce environmental impact and cost of the resources used in the school
The Riverside Green Committee works to help uphold the values of the Connecticut Green Leaf Schools by running various initiatives through the year and encouraging Riverside students to participate in national events such as Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day, America Recycles Day as well as a full week of activities to celebrate Earth Day.
We hope our program helps students form greener habits that continue at home as well as at school.
COSTUME, BOOT, AND COAT DRIVE
Please drop off used batteries at the collection bin inside the entrance of school. The Green Committee takes the batteries to be recycled at the Holly Hill Recycling facility in Greenwich throughout the year.
Crayola Colorcycle Program
Riverside participates in the Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy! Students and teachers can drop off used markers at the collection bin inside the entrance of school. The markers are sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel at the end of the year.
Idling pollutes the air and harms health. Children are especially vulnerable to the health dangers of vehicle emissions, which have been linked to serious human illnesses. We encourage parents to be mindful and not to leave cars running while waiting in the pickup line.
To coincide with the bag-free initiative in our town, Riverside Tote Bags available for purchase! They conveniently fold into a small pouch, are made from recycled material and only cost $5 (cash or check only). Click here to buy.
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