• Why Go Green?
    ~The Earth is what we all have in common.
    ~Wendell Berry
    Schools represent a large portion of the waste producers in this country. If Meadowbrook Elementary School embraces environmentally responsible behaviors, there will be an immediate impact on its community’s contribution to the local landfill.

    Schools that model and teach principles of environmentally responsible behaviors to students will have a positive long-term impact. We can equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need in the future to manage the complexities of the ever changing environment.

    Schools will serve as a catalyst for the community at large. We call this the “domino effect.” By involving parents, teachers, administrators, city government and local businesses in Meadowbrook's Green Team , we will find that the environmentally responsible behavior that is modeled at school is carried over into the community at large.
    ~Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb