Hoover Eco-Action Team
Posted on 09/16/2018
Hoover Eco-Action TeamThe Hoover Eco-Action Team has been hard at work implementing the Eco-Schools U.S.A. guidelines to become a green flag school with the National Wildlife Federation. Hoover has chosen 5 pathways to work on under these guidelines.  These include Energy, Consumption & Waste, Schoolyard Habitats, Biodiverstiy and Healthy Living.  We have already achieved a Silver-level award with the NWF for our efforts.  We have submitted our application for the highest award, the green flag, and are awaiting approval.

Since beginning our journey in 2014, we have done the following:
*implemented a paper recycling program in which we receive yearly grants for weighing and recording our data
*monitored and reduced our energy use
*designed and planted butterfly and biodiversity gardens
*worked with Eagle Scouts to implement two projects (our Outdoor Classroom and Nature Trail)
*partnered with GM on an Eco-Green project in which we recycle water bottles to be used in car parts and coats/sleeping bags for the homeless
*worked closely with Mr. O on the Healthy Living pathway to provide students and families with activities and opportunities to exercise and spend more time outdoors
*Mrs. Skibinski and Mrs. Jungwirth partnered with a sister school in Taiwan to work on concurrent biodiversity projects

The eco-action movement is a community effort that involves students, teachers, parents, and the greater community to create a sustainable future.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Shawn Grose at smgrose13@gmail.com.

To learn more about the NWF Eco-Schools program and the various pathways, please go the NWF website.

Our Eco-Action team has its own YouTube Channel as well! It is called the Hoover Eco-Action Team Channel.  Click here to view our latest videos:  Live From the Dumpster.

For the latest news from the Eco-Action team, please join our Facebook page, called Hoover Eco-Action Community Page.