Green Team

Congratulations Wilmot Elementary’s Green Team Superheroes for achieving the Eco Schools USA Bronze award in May 2018! Along with this award, the Green Team Superheroes won $400 worth of energy saving LED lights from Jefferson County Public schools as a prize for saving our school $1300 in energy expenses. To win these awards, a group of 14 Green Team Superheroes worked with Mr. Cormier, and parent, Lisa Dewil week after week to help reduce the amount of energy our school consumed.

At the beginning of the school year, each Superhero is assigned a classroom to lead and monitor while they conduct sustainability audits and implement school wide contests. Last year, their actions led to lights being taken out of the ceiling and teachers committing to turning their lights off more. Plus, unnecessary electronic devices were taken out of classrooms while other electronics were unplugged. The Superheroes proudly wore their capes and presented these concepts to their peers, becoming not only champions in sustainability, but leaders throughout the building. You could also find the Superheroes displaying their achievements at the Evergreen Lake House during EAS+Y’s Earth Day events, presenting to the Evergreen High School Environmental Science classes, and 

Wilmot's student Green Team group photo

mingling with Bergen Elementary’s new Green Team as our team helped theirs present for the first time.
During the Fall 2018 semester, the Green Team Superheroes reduced the amount of waste the school consumed by conducting Eco Schools USA Waste and Consumption audits. As a result, the Superheroes have implemented and monitored national waste reduction programs such Terracycle and ColorCyle while leading a contest against another community elementary school.

Although it is a group of 14 Green Team Superheroes leading the way, it is the collective effort of their teachers, the staff, and all Wilmot Elementary students that make our achievements possible.

Together we can make a difference!