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  • Here at Groves high School, we take ownership of our responsibility to protect the Earth one action at a time.  We are committed to making a difference. The Groves Community invites you to join our efforts and help us protect the earth and its natural resources.

  • Have a Green Summer!       Green Summer

    • Collect and use rainwater for watering your garden
    • Enjoy ice cream in an edible cone or bowl
    • Plant some trees
    • Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use
    • Unplug electronic devices and charges when they aren't in use.  Most new electronics use electricity even when switched "off" 

GGG Recycle
  • Other Resources:

    Children's Books

    Arbor Day Square by Kathryn O. Galbraith

    A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer

    Living In A Biome series by Carol K. Lindeen

    Wangari's Trees of Peace:
    A True Story from Africa
    by Jeanette Winter

    Other Publications

    Natural Inquirer - free kids magazine from the US Forest Service

    Outdoor Classroom Guide - Indiana Department of Natural Resources


    CD's: Billy B

    Banana Slug String Band

    Steve Schuch

    DVD's: Planet Earth series

    "Dancing With the Earth" - Banana Slug String Band

    Professor Water series

    "Whaddya Know About H2O?"

    "Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!"

    An Eco-Pledge:

    · I will not buy bottled water and will use a reusable water bottle instead.

    · I will bring reusable shopping bags with me when I go to stores.

    · I will reduce food waste by not taking more than I can eat and saving extra for leftovers when possible.

    · I will avoid single-serving disposable items when I pack a lunch and will bring reusable utensils, napkins, containers and a lunch bag.

    · I will avoid Styrofoam products like leftover containers and disposable drinking cups. Ask for aluminum foil for restaurant leftovers and reusable drinking cups instead.

    · I will recycle when I’m on the go- if recycling bins are not available, I will bring my recyclables home with me instead of throwing them in the trash.

    · I will turn the water off while I brush my teeth and wash my hands.

    · I will use cold or warm water for washing clothes and will only wash full loads.

    · I will take short showers and will talk to my family about installing low flow water fixtures.

    · I will turn off the lights when I leave a room and will unplug device chargers when not in use.

    · I will encourage my family to use energy efficient light bulbs instead of incandescent ones.

    · I will reduce, reuse, recycle; conserve energy and water; and refuse Styrofoam and other disposable items.

    · I will ask friends and family to take this pledge. ---from the 2012 Green Schools Award Ceremony.

    Did you know?
    Styrofoam never decomposes in a landfill.

    Here's more information:
    According to a Penn State University study,
    decomposing times are:
    • Milk Carton- 5 years
    • Plastic Bag- 10-20 Years
    • Plastic Container- 50-80 Years
    • Aluminum Can- 80 Years
    • Tin Can- 100 Years
    • Plastic Soda Bottle- 450 Years
    • Glass Bottle-500 Years