Go Green

Go Green is a club dedicated to a more sustainable environment for our communities. We are committed to reducing our school community’s environmental footprint. The actions of this small group of individuals has a powerful impact on improving the school’s eco-friendly habits of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Feed the bin!

Waste recycling is being encouraged throughout the school – in our hallways, the cafeteria and in classrooms. Each classroom has a blue box dedicated to paper and cardboard products. There are dedicated bins for plastics and aluminum cans in the hallways and in the cafeteria.

The Go Green team works hard to educate everyone to feed the bin!

And now we compost! A new composting program will help reduce waste.

Awareness about conservation of energy is an ongoing focus. Our school grounds offer a natural, inviting area due to student efforts in re-greening and beautification projects. A chilled and filtered water bottle refill station was installed in the cafeteria Sept. 2011 with a display screen to show the reduction in disposable water bottles achieved since installation. Students are also piloting a solar powered docking station for cell phones and iPads/iPods that has been installed in the cafeteria. This is a test model funded through LSF of a small business opportunity for beneficiaries of the Light Up Costa Rica Humanitarian Project that has brought solar powered LED light to more than 4000 beneficiaries through annual installations made by project founder David Wiwchar, staff at LDSS, Ms. Heather Hall, our students and project partners.

Because the environment doesn’t exist in isolation, neither does Go Green. This group of dedicated students is also part of the S.H.A.R.E. committee, which focuses on global issues of poverty and education.