The Lamplighter School Green Team
The mission of the Lamplighter Green Team is to raise awareness of our present consumption, educate our community about the growing environmental challenges facing our Earth, and inspire all members to take action to reduce our collective and individual carbon footprints.
Color CycleLamplighter's Green Team, which focuses on raising awareness about environmental challenges and taking actions to reduce carbon footprints is beginning a new in-school initiative. ColorCycle is a program the Crayola company has launched in which schools across the country can collect and mail in used and old markers. According to Crayola, "ColorCycle is a sustainability initiative designed to repurpose Crayola markers." Help Lamplighter collect markers and increase awareness about eco-friendly practices.
Earth Day Texas is an annual event that celebrates progress, hope, and innovation. The largest of its kind in the world, Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Attendees enjoyed outdoor experiences including live music, and food pavilions, electric bike test tracks, and family activities. Earth Day Texas "creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world." Learn more.
Folding at Home
The Lamplighter Green Team is asking the entire Community to participate in the Stanford University "folding@home" program. Proteins are elementary machines inside every cell that we rely on to keep us alive and healthy. They assemble themselves by “folding.” When proteins misfold, there can be serious health consequences. If we better understand protein misfolding we can design drugs and therapies to combat these illnesses.
Folding@home software aids research by simulating protein folding. Simply download the software to your computer and then all the computers in the world work together to solve the mystery of protein folding. This could bring an end to diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and others. The software runs while you do other things like cooking, playing, and working. It runs even while you sleep. Click to learn more about how you can help, or watch this short video for an animated explanation. If you enter 227675 under "For team ____," your points will count towards the Lamplighter running total! Here's a fun fact: Lamplighter's laptops have a combined processing power greater than the world's most powerful supercomputer in 1999!
Reduce / Reuse / Recycle
Compost it! Compost helps improve soil so it holds more water and plants grow better. Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn, instead of bagging them. The cut grass will decompose and return to the soil naturally. Food scraps and kitchen waste also make good compost, and you save money on fertilizers or other additives.
Organic Produce Co-Op
Contact Marynell directly with questions or comments.
Did you know that as a community Lamplighter has collected over 16,000 pairs of shoes for the organization, Soles4Souls?
Green Tips from our Partner, Perot Science Museum
Green Team Members
Members of the Green Team volunteer to be on this committee because they care about the future of our environment and our planet.
Isabella Roberts - Lamplighter Layers Vice President