As you may know, part of our mission is to “engage and unite Virginians” to beautify our state and protect our environment. One of our impact areas is also education. Doing this relies heavily on what you do. Sometimes your efforts and ideas are the driving force behind doing good. And sometimes, the very best efforts and ideas come from our young people.
We recently got a note from a mother who had just discovered Keep Virginia Beautiful (better late than never). She said,
“Hello there Keep Virginia Beautiful,
I just wanted to send you a quick email on behalf of my daughter. This fall, my daughter Sarah started the fifth grade and she has always been interested in the earth and going green. For the past month, her class has been working on a project that has focused on recycling and going green in their own community. Her class began recycling in their classroom and school and Sarah insisted we step up our recycling game at home. We continue to do research weekly on how to be more sustainable at home. Our next step is to make our back yard more sustainable and we hope to create a large garden (with raised boxes for tomatoes) next summer and begin to compost.
Sarah and I have been looking up resources on the internet about recycling at home and in the classroom and she came across your page http://keepvirginiabeautiful.org/resources/online-tools/ . As a mother, I just wanted to personally thank you for making it. You have some great resources and kid friendly information.
Sarah wanted to send you back another page that she found about sustainability, recycling and going green in your own classroom. We thought you might want to add to your page because it could help you and others as well “Guide to Going Green at School”http://www.aaastateofplay.com/guide-to-going-green-at-school/
Would you consider adding it for her? I would love to surprise her and show her that her research will help others and pay off.
Thank you so much,
You can now see Sarah’s contribution on our Resources page. Thank you, and keep up the good work.