Green Team

Come join our Green Team!

Have you ever admired our beautiful organic gardens, noticed busy kids carrying purple recycling bins or marveled at the compost system in our cafeteria? If so, you might be perfect for the Green Team. We’re a small group of dedicated parents who want to make Edison one of the greenest schools in DPS. Green Team got grants to bring a community garden and composting to Edison. Thanks to a partnership with Green Up Our Schools, Edison has reduced its solid waste by nearly 70 percent. Other plans include an energy and water use audit of the school and a pilot program to convert to more sustainable lawn care methods.

The Edison Student Green Team is a fun way for kids to learn to take care of the planet. As part of this program, 30 kids share their ideas with the rest of the school and the larger community. The Green Team students empty recycling bins and train their classmates in lunchroom composting. Other activities include staging an Earth Day parade and teach-in, staffing the 9News Health Fair, creating a recycled holiday tree, doing an energy audit of the school, going on field trips and more. Parent leader: Jennifer Wolf. Teacher advisor: Floyd Baltz. Contact: Jennifer: jcwolf87@yahoo.com

In the News

School recycles, composts most of its waste; Edison Elementary wins new grant after successful three-year program” – Denver Post; YourHub – Nov 2011