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Go Warriors! Go Green! (GLCS Energy Conservation Initiative)
The Go Warriors! Go Green! energy conservation initiative is a District-wide effort involving all staff and students. It has been proven that school districts can substantially decrease energy costs by demonstrating easy, everyday ways to use less energy. Efforts include monitoring computers to be sure they are turned off at night, less lighting is used in corridors throughout the day, building temperatures have been decreased at times when students are not in class, and reducing idling time on our buses.

Our mission: Grass Lake's Green Initiative: Empowering Warrior Pride by Conserving Energy
Announcements
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Grass Lake High School to Receive Recycling Bins Through Grant Opportunity
Thanks to the project coordination by Grass Lake High School Science Teacher Andrea Clark, Grass Lake High School will receive eight recycling bins through "Keep America Beautiful" and "The Coca Cola Foundation"

As a Michigan Green school, one of the recycling committee’s goals was to increase awareness about the need to recycle and to reduce the amount of recyclables that were ending up in the garbage. The bins will be used to improve the quality of the current recycling program at the high school. The new bins will be more visible and will allow the students and staff to increase the amount of material that will be able to be recycled. The bins will be placed in key locations for the start of the new school year in the fall. The Grass Lake High School recycling committee truly appreciates KAB and Coca-Cola for making the bins possible. Well done Mrs. Clark! For complete information about this project, go to http://bit.ly/152SYd6.
Mr. Arbuckle's Classroom Continues Success with Recycling Program
Congratulations to Mr. Arbuckle's George Long Elementary School classroom for their efforts towards recycling used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS devices, computers and printers. So far their inquiries to businesses for assistance have yielded support from Allegiance Health and Chelsea Retirement Center, among others. We thank this group of students for their hard work. In exchange for their collected recyclable materials the classroom received needed technology for the classroom. Click here for the MLive story. The contest to receive valuable classroom technology lasts until April 30, 2013.
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Mrs. Sherwood’s Class is Recycling Juice Pouches
To raise funds for George Long Elementary School’s use, Mrs. Sherwood’s class is collecting empty juice box pouches. They have placed collection boxes in the cafeteria and in Mrs. Sherwood’s room to drop off empty pouches. All you have to do it drink, remove the straw, and drop the pouch in one of the boxes. They can be Capri Sun, Kool-aid, store brand as long as they are pouches. Bring juice pouches from home too. The program is being facilitated by TerraCycle (http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/).
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Mr. Arbuckle's Class Recycling for Technology Funding

Mr. Arbuckle's class is starting a recycling program through the Funding Factory. By recycling the various items we can earn dollars for new technology equipment for our school. Mr. Arbuckle has collection boxes outside of his classroom door for the items and his class will package and mail them to the factory. Go to http://bit.ly/WxzSb7 for more information.


Grass Lake High School and Grass Lake Middle School Formally Recognized
Grass Lake High School and Grass Lake Middle School are among 22 Jackson County schools recognized as "Michigan Green Schools". Thanks to GLHS Science Teacher Andrea Clark for her leadership on this project. Click here for the entire Citizen Patriot story.
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Facts and Fiction About Home Energy Savings
Fiction: It costs as much or more to heat a building back up after a setback. (Or to cool the building after a summer setup.)
Fact: The longer your building remains at the lower temperature, the more heat you save. The general rule of thumb is 3% savings for every degree of reduction (over a 24 hour time period). The more you set back, the more you save.
Click here for more detailed information.
Contacts
+ Sczykutowicz, Suzy
Click on name to see details.
Files
 Energy Essentials Strategies and Daily Checklist.pdf
Our District's strategies for energy conservation and an accompanying checklist of actions that will lead us toward a smaller carbon footprint.
 GLCS Building Energy Usage Chart.pdf
Electric and natural gas usage and costs beginning with the fiscal year 2008-2009.

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