Council Rock School District will honor Mother Earth in a week-long series of events beginning today.
“Council Rock has a long and proud tradition of honoring our environment. Green initiatives are part of the fabric of our school district and occur throughout the year,” said an email from the district. “We take special notice, each year, of Earth Week with school and district activities.”
On Tuesday, students have been encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint by packing a lunch with as little trash as possible. Wednesday is “Black Out Day” and classrooms have been asked to use as little light as possible between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Students will also be encouraged to replace their disposable water bottle with a reusable one.
On Thursday, the focus will be on eliminating paper waste. The district’s website features resources to make the day as paper-free as possible.
And on Friday, students will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” with a series of activities.
Plus, this weekend, the district will be holding a free e-waste recycling drive. Bins will be located at the following schools: , Council Rock High School South, Holland Middle School, Richboro Middle School, Churchville Elementary School, and
The e-waste recycling drive starts Saturday at 9 a.m. and goes through Sunday at 6 p.m. Items that will be collected include copy machines, computers, televisions, video cassette recorders, cell phones, iPods and more.
Another component to Earth Week is the district’s Environmental Film Festival. Students in grades one through 12 have been invited to produce a three- to five-minute film in support of Council Rock “going green.” Submissions will be accepted until April 20. The three winning films will be announced April 23.
“The theme for the film could emphasize the initiative of the district, an individual school, a school’s environmental club’s activities or their own go green idea,” according to the rules.
Film festival winners from elementary, middle and high school will receive a tree to plant at their school. Elementary winners will also see their media on display at the Elementary Media Festival in May, according to the contest rules.