50 Days in the Schools #15: Making the Middle School even greener

Check out this great post about the MVMMS Green Team on Mayor Dolan’s blog!

Mayor Dolan's Blog

Green Team members Cormac Lynch, Devin McDaid, Sophia Melville, and Amelia Middelton Green Team members Cormac Lynch, Devin McDaid, Sophia Melville, and Amelia Middelton

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School is already a green school, but could it get greener?

The Green Team thinks it can—and they are doing something about it.

The Green Team is an environmental club at the middle school, and last year they took part in the national We Can Change the World Challenge, in which they had to look at how to improve the school from an environmental perspective. One of the problems they identified was water bottle waste, and this year, the team decided to take action: They are raising funds for a water bottle refilling station in the school.

The students began by doing a survey of students, then met with principal Tom Brow to discuss their proposal. “He loved the idea, and he has been a great advocate for them,” said Recycling Coordinator Jessie Schmitt…

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