GIG

Brackett Green Initiatives Group

Green Initiatives Group Overview

The Brackett Green Initiatives Group (GIG) is a collection parents, students, teachers and neighbors with a common interest in sharing information and sponsoring activities that raise awareness and engender ecologically sustainable practices within the school community.

Past and current GIG activities include: 

• Conducted a lunchroom waste audit

• Initiated a lunchroom waste-reduction plan

• Implemented a composting program

• Successfully advocated for the change from Styrofoam to compostable lunch trays

• Partnered with Arlington Whole Foods for compost collection

• Re-activated the school green house

• Involved students in planting and cultivating mini pizza garden kits

• Initiated plans and secured funding for a school garden with kindergarten teacher Mrs. Perry

• Annual Earth Day activities

• Annual June Fair plant sale

• After school “Green Team” activities with students

Join the Brackett Green Team for a “Green Our School!” Program Series

GIG logoThe Brackett Green Team is excited to announce our brand new “GREEN OUR SCHOOL” initiative to ring in the new year!  Please join us on Friday, January 6th after school, 2:30-3:30pm for our official kick off meeting!   

Our series will include a Classroom Recycling Audit (with team captains), Poster Making campaign, and an School-wide Assembly with skits by Green Team students! Stay tuned for more details after the winter break.  

5th Grade Parents - Please help with the final weeks of the Compost Delivery Program

Dear Families,

It’s time to sign up for our classroom's final week of compost delivery for this school year! Please click on the link below to sign up.

As a reminder, delivery of our compost buckets to Arlington Whole Foods can happen at any time of the day or night so all families can participate.

All the details are included in the link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dacac2fa64-brackett7

Thanks so much for your help!

Brackett Celebrates Earth Day All Week!

Celebrate Earth Day at Brackett with these exciting activites planned all week:

Tuesday, April 26th, lunch time
TRASHLESS TUESDAY
Pack a lunch using reusable or recyclable containers—nothing disposable! Try to eat more of your lunch or save it for a snack later in the day. Let’s see how much less we can throw out this day! 

Wednesday, April 27th, after school until 3:30pm, meet at garden beds outside kindergarten classrooms 
SPRING PLANTING
Come see the first stage of the Full Circle Garden by the kindergarten playground and hear about plans for its expansion. Then participate in a fun hands-on planting activity!
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