News of Sustainable Initiatives at Clark
THE WATER PROJECT
The Student Government Association is working to reduce the number of disposable bottles at school while raising money for the Water Project. In collaboration with the PTO, the SGA is selling Camelbak water bottles featuring the Clarke logo. They are on sale during lunch for $15.
WATER BOTTLE REFILL STATIONS
The new wing of our school will feature water fountains with water bottle refilling stations. Kick the disposable bottle habit and bring your favorite water bottle to school!
SLASH THE TRASH CAMPAIGN
The Green Team and Student Government Association are working together to "slash the trash" produced during lunch. Volunteer “trash trackers” encourage peers to RECYCLE clean items, REUSE containers and REDUCE the amount thrown away. What can you do to help? Pack lunch in reusable containers, use water bottles, and recycle what you can.
WALK AND ROLL
Twice a year walkers and bikers at Clarke gather before school to to celebrate with music, refreshments and a raffle. Why walk or bike? It’s a great way to start the school day, it reduces congestion around the school, and it’s good for the environment. Scout out the safest route, review safety tips and establish a walking / biking routine. If you live far away, try to walk or bike once a week, or get dropped off partway.
Waiting to pick up your child? Keep in mind that town bylaws prohibit idling for more than 3 minutes, and that exhaust from waiting cars goes onto the path of walkers. Reduce your impact and turn off your engine while you wait.
RECYCLE CLOTHES AND EARN MONEY FOR CLARKE
Cleaning out your closet? Drop off old clothes and shoes in the large white BayState Textile containers in parking lot. All clothes are reused or repurposed and earn money for our school! Please bag all donations.