The Lamplighter Green Team hosted an all-school Hootenanny on Friday, September 6, 2019 to share its mission and kick off programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the well of the Klyde Warren Auditorium dressed in green attire to celebrate the theme.
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. The Green Team is comprised of 16 faculty and staff members, two parent representatives, and one student representative from the Senior class. The Green Team partners with the Lamplighter Parents’ Association Community Outreach Committee to plan and coordinate several programs that engage students, parents, faculty, and staff in community support and environmentally-friendly practices. This year’s initiatives were shared by student representatives during the assembly and include:
Crayola ColorCycle: a program managed by the Crayola company to collect used an old markers which can be recycled and reused
Community-wide drives to support Family Gateway, Project Warm Us, and the North Texas Food Bank:
Halloween Costume Drive: September 9 – 23, 2019
Coat, Mittens, Hats, and Gloves Drive: November 1- 15, 2019
Canned Food Drive: February 18 – March 3, 2020
Book Drive: May 4 – 18, 2020
Cereal Drive: May 6, 2020
Lamplighter will also continue its day-to-day practices of composting and keeping our beautiful campus clean. Students shared tips and reminders during the assembly to help support a clean campus such as:
- Put away balls on the playground
- Don’t step on the flowers!
- Leave nature outside with nature
- Leave bugs alone – they have feelings!
Learn more about the Lamplighter Green Team.