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Clay Middle School’s Steps to Make a Difference

The Clay Middle School Team wrapped up a successful shoe drive.  The Green Team partnered with The M.O.R.E. Foundation Group and collected almost 150 pairs of gently used athletic shoes.  With every pair of shoes, MORE is able to plant one ton of carbon grounding trees and train poor farmers in sustainable agroforestry.

To learn more about this not-for-profit, please visit

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Vote for College Wood’s Milk Carton Creation

College Wood’s Green Club has finished their Made By Milk project.  Students collected milk cartons after lunch and came up with their idea of what to create.  Their Pegasus is finally finished and is hanging in the cafeteria.

They’d like your help to win the People’s Choice Award.  You can vote from November 29 – December 8 at the following link:

Great job students!

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Woodbrook Students Help Each Other Get Ready for Halloween

Woodbrook Elementary’s Green Club is leading an all-school Halloween costume drive!  Rather than purchasing new costumes, the club is collecting used costumes for students to swap.  What a great way to save money, use less and have fun!Woodbrook 1

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Mohawk’s Green Club Gets Creative!

Mohawk Elementary’s Green Club recently made some useful games and bookmarks out of material that might have been thrown out.  Tic-Tac-Toe boards were created out of plastic bottle caps and magazine photos.  They made book marks out of pages of books that were in bad shape.  How fun to have a book mark made out of a favorite book!

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College Wood Elementary’s “Made By Milk” Project

College Wood Elementary Cafeteria/Green Team is excited to announce our school will participate in the “Made CW milkBy Milk” recycling milk carton design contest!


From September 19th through October 11th students will start collecting empty milk cartons in the cafeteria for use in building an artistic “milk carton creation.” Within these dates we are looking for parent volunteers during lunch periods Tuesdays/Wednesdays to help ensure that the milk cartons are placed into the correct recycle bin. If you are interested in volunteering and have a current background check, please click the Sign Up Genius Link below:

What will CWE create?  Students have decided to create a Pegasus!

Pegasus-milk cartonHere is one of the wings for their creation.

We are currently accepting applications for the Student Creation Recycling Club.  This group will be a team of students dedicated to the actual building of the art creation. Those in the club will meet after school on Fridays from 2:40-3:45 starting Friday September 29th – November 17th.Students in grades 3-5 are eligible to apply for this club and may pick up applications in the cafeteria and/or parents may download from the CWE PTO website.  Please note that parent signatures on the application are required.
If you are interested in joining the CWE Green Team committee please contact, College Wood Parent Green Team Representative.  The students will be doing projects all year and would love some extra hands to help!
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Cherry Tree Makes It Easy to Recycle

Student of Cherry  Tree’s Green Club painted a trash can so that there is no doubt where items should go to be recycled in the cafeteria.  Students and adult supervisors reIMG_1980cycle plastic containers, water bottles, empty milk cartons and more during lunch.  Thank you Green Club students for making it easy to find the recycle container!

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Woodbrook’s Green Team Saying Yes to Less!

Students in Woodbrook’s Green Team created this display to help get the focus on saying yes to less!  They suggest saying yes to less paper waste by recycling and saying yes to less energy by turning off the lights. Adding the visuals will help others make the connection on how they can say yes to less as well.

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Carmel Middle Schools Clubs Partner Up

rain barrelDuring the month of October, the Carmel Middle School Green Club partnered with the Art Club to paint a rain barrel for the Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual meeting.  All rain barrels painted by students will be voted on during the conference and proceeds will be donated to The Gift of Water, an organization which helps provide clean drinking water to people in third world countries.  The students had a great time collaborating!

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CHS Environmental Action Club to Audit CHS Recycling


Students in the CHS Environmental Action Club have planned a study of the current recycling situation at their school. They will begin this month by interviewing custodians, teachers, cafeteria managers, staff in the athletic and performing arts departments, and students to find out the who, what, where and when of recycling now at CHS.  Early next semester, the students will compile the data, and then under the guidance of Principal Williams and the CCS Green team, create realistic recycling goals and a procedure to achieve them.  The goal is to create a plan that will increase recycling substantially and remain in place and in practice for years to come.

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CaMS Students Collect Gently Used Toys for Julian Center

toy_driveIn December, Carmel Middle School Green Team students put out a call to their classmates and teachers to clean out their toy boxes in order to share with those less fortunate. Students and teachers brought in hundreds of gently used toys and games which were brought to the Julian Center. There, the toys were given to youth whose families are in crisis.

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Green Clubs

Getting students engaged in green practices is the key to a healthy future for our community. Green Clubs in our schools are a terrific forum for students to learn how to care for the earth and to put that knowledge into practice. See below for what student green clubs in our district are doing so far this school year!