Being green isn’t just part of Greenfield Elementary School’s name, it is part of its routine and philosophy! The staff and students all support the HOPE Club, Greenfield’s Special Environmental Organization. You may see green T-shirts with messages, there may be a special program showcasing wildlife or students, and staff recycling daily. Nicole Salsgiver, the club’s sponsor, describes how Hope Club works at Greenfield:
“HOPE club has been at Greenfield since 2008. We work each year to build awareness through on-site litter pickups, school beautification through the planting of flowers, raising school awareness about recycling, conservation, and being more ‘green’ through posters and school announcements. Our club works to collect paper collected in each classroom and to remind students to recycle the milk containers we use in the cafeteria each day. HOPE club has also worked with the PTA Earth Day committee during our Earth week activities each year.”
Different activities were held every day during Earth week culminating with a school-wide assembly called “Animal Encounters with the Mill Mountain Zoo.” We urge you to catch the Greenfield Elementary spirit and care about the environment!
– Submitted by Barb Hunt, Patti King, and Nicole Salsgiver of Greenfield Elementary