Greenbriar Elementary School
To celebrate Earth Day, on Friday, April 20, 2012, Greenbriar’s Garden Club planted a tree to replace one of the many resources that are being cut down every day. Did you know between 2001 and 2006 the Southern portion of the United States developed 50 percent of its forests. That means they put houses and businesses on 123 acres of forest. What does that mean for us? Well it means increased amounts of pollution when there are no trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. And although lots of people are gaining homes, many animals have lost their homes and will have to move or will become extinct! So with the help of our Community Partners we will do our part to save planet Earth. Did you know that Mrs. Baird’s recycles 80 percent of their waste? That’s a lot. They even say we can recycle the containers and plastic on all their products. We didn’t know that. We always thought all the plastic had to be clean…but the recyclers can handle disinfecting it ALL. All we need to do is Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
- 2012 REAL School Gardens Community Outreach Award for Smart Potatoes
- 2011-2012 Green Ribbon Schools Award
- 2011 REAL School Gardens Community Outreach Award for Potato Scholars
STUDENT ESSAYS - SPRING 2012
WHAT A TEACHER IS SAYING...
"Students are writing great responses. Very descriptive writing being produced." - Greenbriar Educator
"Students are really sharing how they are gardening and recycling at home." - Greenbriar Educator