The Eastchester High School Going Green Club, with assistance from club advisor Jean-Marie Woods-Ray, visited the Waverly School first grade to talk about sustainability. The club members read stories to the children about the importance of properly sorting trash. They colored paper objects and then pasted them on a poster in the following categories: trash, glass/cans/plastic, paper and compost. Finally the first grade students planted bean seeds that will grow hydroponically, with no need for soil.
The hands-on activities were a fun and engaging way for students to learn about sustainability, which promotes acting responsibly with products that they need to use and consume while being aware of the impact on the planet in years to come.