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Feb 18

Franklin Elementary Audit Highlights

We've posted a video of highlits from the recent Franklin Elementary audit. Check it out:

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Feb 10

Hearts and Spades Gardening - Blog

Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent has launched a blog for their Hearts and Spades Gardening Club. Here you can find some of the latest club information:
Vist their blog >

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Jan 30

Theodore Roosevelt’s Pinterest

Theodore Roosevelt Highschool in Kent has started a Pinterest for their Hearts & Spades Gardening Club. Check it out:

Follow Lyndee Wolf's board TRHS Hearts & Spades Gardening Club on Pinterest.

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Nov 03

Waterloo School District

The Waterloo school district campus is a K-12 facility located in Atwater, Ohio. It has a student body of approximately 1200 students, a football team, a wrestling squad, and, among other things, a burgeoning sustainability program. With support and financial assistance from Sustainability for Educators and the Environment (SEE), the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District, and Portage County Commissioners, Waterloo continues its zero waste effort, and moves closer toward its goal of unifying the school’s curriculum through sustainability.

A major aspect of this initiative is Waterloo’s food scrap diversion project. During meal times, bins are set out in the cafeteria, into which students can deposit their empty milk cartons and leftover food scrap. All food scrap is composted—lettuce, vegetables, burgers, you name it. If it is scrap food, then it goes into the compost units. Nothing is wasted, and because of that, the school yields sixty pounds of compostable material a day. It is estimated that the composting program will reduce school trash by approximately 70%.

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Sep 30

Theodore Roosevelt High School

The Theodore Roosevelt High School (known as Kent Roosevelt) in Kent, Ohio, has a lot on its plate. This is due, in no small part, to the fact that it can be hard to motivate 1500 or so kids, not to mention staff and faculty, to get excited about sustainability and environmentalism. But now, thanks to the hard work of many enthusiastic individuals, and the support and assistance of Sustainability for Educators and the Environment (SEE), Kent Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts are no longer in need of motivation, but are, instead, quickly coming to fruition.

The Kent Roosevelt Environmental Club has played a major role in this growth. Made up of a handful of eager students, the Environmental Club runs and organizes sustainability initiatives at the school, including: recycling, outreach programs (often with elementary school students), and grant acquisition. They also participate in events and special activities, including the Northeast Ohio EnviroThon, at which the Environmental Club recently won the Portage County Trophy.

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Oct 16

Chagrin Valley Times

Students are turning banana peels, apple cores and other waste from fruits and vegetables into rich soil in a new composting program at St. Joan of Arc School in Chagrin Falls. The composting program was launched Monday at a school-wide assembly featuring representatives from Sustainability for Educators and the Environment in Kent. 

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