Creating Crayons!

July 16, 2021

Our Green Team in grades Pre-K through second has grown greatly the past two years! Our student members are enthusiastic and sincere about educating their peers, teachers, and families about ways to "go green!"

Some favorite activities are school ground clean-ups, collecting school recycling, participating in "Green Team Tip" announcements, hosting tables at school events, and leading ink cartridge, marker, and crayon collections to send off for recycling.
We are looking forward to starting back up when we return to school in the fall, especially after becoming a MAEOE Green School this past school year!

Student members have expressed interest in taking the crayons they were collecting and using them to make new crayons themselves instead of sending them out to a company to do it. They want to be able to make crayons to give out to students and families who may need them, donate them to the neighborhood senior center and Head Start, and use to give out during school events to help spread awareness of our broken crayon collection and the power of recycling! The requested materials (toaster ovens, crayon molds, and oven gloves) will allow our members to recycle the broken collected crayons to create new ones!


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Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Reduce landfill waste