Virginia Eco-School Creatively Celebrates the Holidays

Round Elementary's holiday treats for wildlife

When the holiday season hits at George C. Round Elementary in Virginia, the school’s Green Team makes sure the spirit of giving extends to their environment.

Green Team leader Susan Ridgeway shared with us the following creative ideas:

• Last year, students saved holiday cards and brought them to school. This year they cut them up to design cheerful new cards and distributed them to veterans at a local veterans’ hospital.

• For the holidays, the school adopts a family in need. Students cut up more of the recycled cards, punched holes in them, and made them into tags for the gifts they will give to the family members.

• Wildlife isn’t forgotten, either. Students used bird seed and other ingredients to make edible ornaments. Then they decorated a tree on the school grounds for the animals to enjoy (see photo).

Round Elementary in Manassas is a Silver Award winner in the Eco-Schools USA program.

Published: December 22, 2010