Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Student Leaders Pitch to School Board

Four of our student leaders from across the system made a pitch tonight to the school board for their support in co-sponsoring Waste Free Wednesdays.  The students did a great job presenting to the board and explained some of the promotions they have already been doing at the school level.  If the school board decides to co-sponsor with the Green Teams this will help our students take this individual school effort to a whole new level.

The school board will have to consider the implications their endorsement and support of such an initiative would entail.  Our student leaders are hopeful that the school board will actually make this an action item for formal co-sponsorship.  Imagine an entire school system setting goals connected to reducing waste one day a week.  Our students' theory of action is that focus weekly on one day helps build habits that, over time, can influence behavior every day.  By just reaching out consistently to our students, staff and parents through this initiative we will touch more than 16,000 people in the Maple Valley area in a way that has the potential to make a difference!

As our students leaders said to the school board tonight, "As leaders let our actions match our words".

Thanks so much to Brooke (SLES), Kathryn (TJHS), Jayaram (TSHS) and Cassandra (TSHS) for your wonderful presentation tonight!

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