Discovery Eco-Action

Discovery Parents, 

 

In efforts to reach more community members, Kate Annamreddy and I would like to introduce ourselves! We are Discovery’s Eco Action Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year. You might be thinking, “what is Eco Action?” Well, Discovery’s Eco-Action Team is a group of students, parents, teachers, and administrators committed to stewardship of the environment. The Eco-Action Team is modeled upon the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program. For more information on the specifics of our program, scroll down.

 

Students registered for Eco Action meet virtually once a month and are required to compete two Community Service hours, of which we provide suggests for in an updated Choice Board.  If you and your students are interested in joining our team, please register here or reach out to either one of us via email (virginia.fisher@apsva.us and katherine.williams@apsva.us). 

 

Happy Recycling, 

 

Ms. Fisher and Mrs. Annamreddy 

Discovery Eco Action Leaders

 


 

  • incentive programs to reduce lunch waste

  • collection of uneaten lunch food for donation to AFAC, and possible food scrap compost pick-up

  • programs to promote walking, busing, biking and carpooling

  • offering items like lunch boxes, water bottles and coffee mugs for sale through the PTA

  • production of short videos by students on environmental topics

  • outdoor education through gardening and park cleanups

  • certification of the school as an eco-school

  • making it all fun by creating celebrations and a superhero who visits the school to promote and reward green practices