Thanks to our partnership with SWEP, we have an active Sustainability Club that promotes environmental stewardship on our campus and in the community. Our Green Team connects students to the outdoors, their community and our local environment through comprehensive, action-oriented watershed education and service-learning projects.
TTUSD has three different types of Sustainability Clubs, based on the age of our students:
Green Teams (Elementary School)
Eco-Action (Middle School)
Envirolution Club (High School)
Our Green Team utilizes interactive educational service learning projects to empower students to be good global citizens working to ensure adequate resources for a clean and healthy environment. SWEP educators, along with high school student mentors, facilitate weekly club meetings with student participants to explore green service learning projects including:
- waste reduction
- energy and water conservation
- energy awareness
- BMP restoration
- native planting
- pollution prevention
Through these projects and meetings, students work together to develop their knowledge, create a sense of civic responsibility, and foster a school environment that emphasizes sustainability. In so doing, they practice data collection, and monitoring, in addition to other important language arts, math and science skills.
Green Team students work on specific energy, water, and waste service projects at particular school sites. The team works to mentor other students, communicate and distribute important site improvement information. Green Team members conduct audits and present results to their school site.
Through the Green Teams, students are:
- Increasing awareness of the impact of their actions
- Developing knowledge of sustainable practices
- Creating outreach material including videos, posters, and signage to promote sustainability