Recycling Awareness Program
Each child receives a special carry bag in which to collect recyclable items from home. Parents and children are encouraged to drop these items such as yogurt caps, bottle caps, toilet paper rolls, tissue boxes, etc. These items can be left with staff or our Recycling Stations thereby promoting good habits.
Kidz Kraft Green Recycling Projects
Our children regularly use recycled items for junk modeling projects in class. This creates awareness amongst the children that items can be reused and that everything should not just be thrown away.
Environmental awareness is supported within the Schools during this annual event where children and staff take a ‘Eco-Friendly Pledge’ to save on wasting water, electricity and materials.
Recycling Dress-Up Day
Our parents work with their children to create outfits from recyclable items around the home. This provides an opportunity for our families to discuss the benefits of recycling. The children are then given the opportunity at School to display their creations.
We encourage our families to help their children use their creativity and imagination by upcycling and reusing materials to create an eco-friendly Halloween costume. Helps families save money and reduce waste!
Adopt an Endangered Species
Wildlife protection and conservation are truly an instrumental part of our environmental awareness program. We start with compassion, a sensitive explanation to why each animal has a purpose, and how creating a healthy home for all creatures including ourselves is so important for the next “green” generation.
Eco Excellence Award
Kidz Go Eco was selected as a winner of the 2014 ecomaine eco-Excellence Award for our efforts to promote sustainability in our community. On March 5th, 2014, we received a formal invite and were awarded this outstanding opportunity! We wanted to take a moment to let our families know what a difference your children are making in their community.
Why we Compost
Composting is a great way to take food waste out of your waste stream. Vegetable scraps and fruit cores are a great source of nutrients that can be put right back into a composting pile and then into your gardens. The City of Saco does some composting with the leaves and grass clippings dropped off at the transfer station, as well as food waste brought in by restaurants. We’re currently applying for a grant to hopefully be awarded some funding to help with adding supplies and tools needed to add vermiculture bins to our classrooms!
Eco-kids art supplies
We currently use eco-kids® which is a line of art supplies that gives children the tools to create using non-toxic, natural ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging.