Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Green Team Challenge #3

Challenge #3

We're on a roll now... Hopefully you have tried to do challenges 1 and 2 by now. If not, it's not too late. Eliminating catalogs from filling up your mailbox and recycle bin can be remedied by going to Also, we suggested that you try changing a light bulb or two to fluorescent ones to save on electricity.

Now for challenge # 3... Turn off the water when you're not using it. This means, don't just let it run while you're brushing your teeth, for example. Also check for leaky faucets that drip all day and night long. A fast dripping faucet can leak 20 - 30 gallons per day. A slow leaking faucet wastes 5 -10 gallons per day. In the worst case, this means almost 11,000 gallons a year! There's people in the world crying out because they need water! So why let it go wastefully down the drain? Be more GREEN, and except the challenge to be a water waste watcher!

Contest Rules for Green Team essay writing

1. Write an essay / poem about how to care for the environment. (see example poem below).

2. Make sure to put your name, grade, and class on your essay / poem.

3. Put your essay / poem in the envelope outside Mrs. Knorr's room.

4. Turn in your essay / poem by April 17.

5. Poems must be at least 1 paragraph, and essays must be 3 paragraphs or whatever fits on 1 page.

6. Kindergarten and first graders are allowed to do pictures with a sentence under them.

Example poem: The things I've heard, the things I've seen, to imagine them all turning green. I say that if we continue being fair, the earth will be saved for people whom we care. Baily Williams, Mrs. Higgenboggin's class

Winning poems will be displayed on Earth Day!