>> WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO
Green Team is a group of parents and guardians who volunteer in the Fiske lunchroom during school lunch periods. We help students in grades Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade sort their waste into compost, recycle or trash. Our goal is to educate students, reduce trash and better the environment.
Our post-pandemic return during the ’22-’23 school year was a huge success and our time in the lunchroom helped divert a MASSIVE amount of lunchroom-generated waste from going to the landfill or incinerator! By re-introducing a compost bin back into the waste station, we decreased the number of lunch-produced trash bags sent to the landfill or incinerator from 1,728 to 44 - that's a 92% decrease!
>> HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Green Team would not be possible without our incredible team of volunteers. We currently have a team of 30+ volunteers, including our returning veteran volunteers which make up more than 70%+ of our group. Volunteers typically choose to be in the lunchroom during their child(ren)'s lunch period as one of the perks of participating is to see your child(ren) at lunch in their own social environment. We aim to have two volunteers staffed during each shift - it keeps it fun and social for our team (and you get to meet parents/guardians you may not otherwise meet!) and it gives us flexibility if a volunteer has to cancel due to sickness or another unforeseen situation.
Please consider joining us. You can volunteer for as little as one lunch shift a month. No experience needed – we’ll show you the ropes! Get started by filling out our volunteer form or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> GET EDUCATED and MAKE A DIFFERENCE