How will you get involved in Green School activities?
Green Club: This after-school program for grades 4 and 5 focuses on encouraging student awareness and action. Past projects have included an idle-free campus campaign and learning about winter birds. The Green Club also plants and cares for the Prep Learning Garden.
Eco-Ambassadors: For grades 6 and 7, this program develops leadership skills while encouraging responsible environmental practices in the classroom, such as correct recycling, use of vermi-composting, reuse of paper and minimizing waste. A pair of Eco-Ambassadors is assigned to track the progress of each classroom. Those that demonstrate environmental stewardship are recognized in Assembly.
Green School Committee: This group organizes environmental activities that encourage students and faculty to reduce UCC’s eco-footprint. For example, the committee runs the Golden Broom program, a weekly competition that inspires Upper School students to correctly use recycling bins, keep locker areas clean and maintain a green-minded attitude.
Solar Club: These students learn — from experts, the Internet, field trips and their peers — about renewable energy technologies. Current goals include building solar-powered cellphone chargers for the school, getting a solar-powered scoreboard for the new field, fundraising to put solar panels on the roof of the new arena and studying the feasibility of installing a demonstration wind turbine on campus.
Sustainability Steward: This position on the Board of Stewards allows senior students to demonstrate their leadership skills in this field, providing a voice for the student body on sustainable (environmental, social equity and economic) development issues affecting the College.
Other opportunities: Students may deepen their understanding and appreciation of environment and sustainability through programs such as Horizons and CAS (Creativity-Action-Service).