At a Green Team meeting Cassidy Powell and Haley Perez from Mountain Studies Institute presented to the Green Team about their organization and the meaningful impact they have made in river monitoring, forest health, and education. They talked about ways in which the community can help research and protect the region, such through their bighorn sheep monitoring and education projects.
October 2-6: Green Team organized a Bike to School Week which coincided with National Walk and Bike to School/Work Day (October 4). Green Team members staffed a sign-in sheet by school's front door to record the students who participated in this action. They held a subsequent raffle, in which students earned up to 5 prizes, including helmets, t-shirts, coupons, water bottles, and other bike attire. Prizes were donated by local bike shops, including Second Avenue Sports, Pedal the Peaks, and the City of Durango. At the end of the week, everyone's names were re-entered into a larger raffle, winners of this will be announced in the upcoming week!
Some of the projects the Green Team is currently working on include: creating a Green Team website, designing a homecoming float, and organizing a community building activity with the Good Food Collective.
All schools now have Green Teams with adult advisors in place. If your student is interested in making friends, learning about sustainability at their school (reduce, reuse, recycle), and making a difference with impactful projects, tell them to ask for team details at the school's front office, or email [email protected].