| 800 Soule Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Bill Harris, Principal
Eberwhite Goes Green!
About the Eberwhite Green Team
Please contact the Green Team leaders Melina Adler and Julie Agranoff with your questions, green ideas, and to report on your green participation!
Green School Status Initative
Eberwhite attained Green School Status for the first time in the 2008/2009 academic year! For the past two years, Eberwhite has been successful in attaining Evergreen Status. This is the highest status a school can achieve as outlined in the Michigan Green Schools Act of 2006. Please go to www.michigangreenschools.us and www.lawmasc.net/greenschools.htm for more information.
Here is our 2009-2010 Completed Application!
Here is our 2011-2012 Completed Application!
To attain Green School Status we must demonstrate that we are implementing a minimum of 10 out of a possible 25 activities that you will find listed in the aforementioned websites. Our goal is to achieve closer to 20 of these, which would result in us the Evergreen Status! Some of the benchmarks we have been pursuing are:
1. Recycle paper and magazines.
We have a paper collection bin outside of the school and all classrooms recycle paper.
2. Recycle Batteries in the recycling room at school.
3. Recycle Laser or Inkjet Printer Cartridges and Cell Phones in the recycling room at school.
4. Recycle CDs and DVDs in the recycling room at school.
The recycling room is on the right as you enter the school through the main doors.
5. Adopt an endangered species.
We will adopt a Wolverine through the Detroit Zoo. The Student Council will be holding a spare change drive at the school to help fund this.
6. Visit internet sites where clicking on links saves rainforest habitat.
(www.ecologyfund.com and www.therainforestsite.com)
Julie Odato is doing this with some of her computer lab classes, but can only go through the rain forest site. To reach our goals, we need parents to click at home too daily on the ecology fund site as part of the Eberwhite group!
7. Host talks from an Ecological Spokesperson.
Laura Kaplan from the Ecology Centre came with a colleague and presented to the 3rd Grade in December.
8. Start an Ecology Club in school.
9. Have a Birdhouse project in school.
We will do these activities during LEEP, the winter Lunchtime Eberwhite Enrichment Program.
10. Update the print and non-print ecological materials in the Media Center.
We currently subscribe to a couple of magazines and we will use any leftover money from the Change Drive to fund more subscriptions.
11. Have classes do Energy Audits.
The 5th Grade students have been participating in audits at home through their science class work on electricity. We also hope that some students may choose to do audits as Mind Fair projects.
12. Observe Earth Day.
Earth Day is on April 22, 2009. We hope to have a number of activities - one of which may be a Solar Cookout. We have a singer/songwriter from the Leslie Science Center scheduled to perform during the afternoon to the whole school!
13. Keep an active Bulletin Board at school.
The bulletin board is on the left as you enter the school.
14. Participate in the Natural Michigan Garden Project.
We do have a garden right now. Hopefully there will be more details on this soon!
Anything that is done for this campaign needs to be documented and reported to us please, so that we can use it in our final application form which will be submitted in March.
How You Can Help