Ila Vassallo, Captain of Evesham’s Green Team in New Jersey, recently wrote us at NWEI reporting that “the Evesham Green Team had a lot of fun and made an impact in our first EcoChallenge!” Of note was Mrs. Carol Suboleski’s third grade class from Marlton Elementary School in Marlton, NJ. The third graders participated in the EcoChallenge and received a Mayoral Proclamation for their efforts!
Marlton Elementary teacher Carol Suboleski shared, “Our third grade class pledged to make environmentally friendly changes in our lifestyles. Some of them include using reusable water bottles and bags, turning off the lights and other electronics, increasing the amount of recycling that we do, riding our bikes or walking whenever possible, and picking up trash that we see on the ground. We also plan to promote greener practices at our school.” She chronicled the students’ journey on their EcoChallenge blog.
The class decided to continue the green practices that they started and do more to help the environment by getting the entire school involved and beginning a petition campaign. “The boys and girls are going to write up a petition asking the Evesham Township Council to make a pledge to make open space a priority in our town. This will provide homes for our animal friends and will keep our community green! We plan to ask every student to sign our petition. That’s good citizenship in action!” says Carol.
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