School green teams in Summit are comprised of
volunteer parents who look for creative, fun and effective ways of
encouraging green habits inside the schools and among the families of
Individual School Teams
Each school green team directs its own
projects based on what team members believe will best work in their
individual schools. Once a month, representatives from the schools
gather to discuss completed, ongoing and planned projects, and to share
ideas with other school teams, which has resulted in several schools
engaging in variations of the same project.
With the support of school administrators
and the enthusiastic participation of students, the school green teams
have successfully implemented a wide variety of green initiatives.
Among the most popular and effective
Anti-idling campaign targeted at discouraging people
from idling their car engines near school grounds
campaign, encouraging students to walk to and from school as much as
Emphasis on waste-free lunches, encouraging students to
use reusable bottles, lunch boxes, and sandwich and snack wrapping
Summit Free Market
A group of high school students, under the
supervision of adult volunteers and mentors, has established and
continues to run a seasonal Summit Free Marketat the transfer station, where people can donate unwanted items and take items they need or want, all at no cost.