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Hoover Eco-Action Green Flag School

 The 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 recently been awarded the green flag; the highest award from the National Wildlife Federation!


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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 or Jen Jungwirth at
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.