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

• Raise funds for the Brackett PTO

• Raise awareness, questions and enthusiasm in the school community!

For more information, contact GIG Co-Chairs Rachel Oliveri (rachelboliveri@gmail.com ) & Hilary Graham (hilgraham@aol.com )