The Green Team is a student lead group of third graders who volunteer at lunch to assist and educate their fellow students to recycle and compost their lunch waste. The Green Team monitors the school waste station and sometimes visits classrooms to teach other Cove students about recycling, composting and reducing waste.
The Green Team regularly challenges the school to reduce their average daily lunch trash. In fact they reduced our waste from 30+ to less than 10 lbs. over a two week period! To reach this goal, students used math, science, public speaking and persistence. Green Team students saw real results from their efforts, such as getting the school waste average down to 10.61 lbs. a day during the challenge!At its core, The Green Team is a student driven hands-on problem solving team. While helping the planet, students learn to work with others, exercise leadership, solve problems and make a difference.