Some of New Rochelle’s buildings have these stylish water fountains, where kids got a little cup if they wanted a drink.
New Rochelle Davis Elementary School decided to do something about these 1000 of paper cups and and under the leadership of Principal Anthony Brambrola and the PTA, every child was supplied with a reusable water bottle, decorated with the Davis Dolphin to encourage reusable rather then single serve when it came to going to one of their temporary water dispensers in the hallways.
This has cut down on the usage of literally thousands of small paper cups per day.
Thank you Davis PTA for investing not only in the water bottles, but also bringing this kind of sustainable thinking to the fabric of the school.
This is the gym of the New Rochelle Davis Elementary school. Beautifully decorated thanks to the tireless PTA. The entire school was buzzing with the excitement of the International Dinner. Hallways walls were floor to ceiling decorated with the artwork of students depicting traditional things of their homes.
Tables weighed down with delicious foods of all corners of this earth lined the perimeter of the gym and in the middle of this all was one recycling station. Not tons of trash cans as it is often the case for these events.
Davis Elementary school under the leadership of Anthony Brambola and Laurie Marinaro have fully embraced going green and are actively supporting bringing recycling to all school events.
And parents had the chance to sort their waste just like their kids do every day. It was very charming seeing a Kindergarten student pulling mom behind her to explain carefully what item goes in what bin. And then she declared with a smile that mom now saved the world!
Yes, every one can save the world, one every day activity at a time.
Parents needed a bit of encouragement to actually look at the signage, which clearly outlined where recyclables, compostables and trash needed to be placed. But of course, once they got it, they were enthusiastic about it.
Saving the world is really about education and that small changes of every day behavior makes a huge difference. This event would have generated a whopping 20 bags of trash if we had not sorted it. Instead through sorting we had 4 bags of commingled, 3 bags of foodwaste to be composted and only one bag of trash (most of which were bunched up plastic table clothes…..mmmmh, lets switch to fabric table cloths for next year!)
Davis Elementary School is a shining example of how a whole community can be educated to become green..
” I reuse by using a plastic container for lunch and a metal bottle” writes and illustrates Amanda Koffler.
We Future Cycle recently did a refresher class in all classrooms of New Rochelle Davis Elementary School. Students learned more about how bad garbage was for the environment, and that there is no “away” on this Earth.
Ms Curry’s First Grade class was all fired up and decided to write a book on how they will make a difference and help this Earth.
I was very impressed. Jefferson Rabanales wrote a “How to” story on sorting. He titled it “How to recycle” and outlined clearly the steps.
First you eat your snack or your lunch
you find the correct bin
now you put the stuff in the correct bin
Nadia Morales very nicely color coded her picture and summarized : “I help the Earth because I recycling”
Abigayle Mills outlines that she helps the Earth by always bringing reusable water bottles.
Nalani Canales re-purposes materials to make new things out of it. “I help the Earth because I reuse a shoebox to make a mailbox”
Juliana Rubino has the right idea. “I clean up the Earth because I clean up the Earth every day”
Every single one of Ms Curry’s students pledged to help the Earth. Way to go!