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    GTCC! (Green Team – Climate Change!) – Earth  Warriors Reporting for Duty!

     

    Hello Stevens families.  As we wrap up our first trimester of GTCC (Green Team -- Climate Change, an intermediate club for Earth Warriors), we’d like to share some club information and inform you of initiatives the club is undertaking to encourage action here within the Stevens community.

     

    The vast community support and enthusiasm we experienced this fall included the funding of our first GTCC Donor’s Choose project, Earth Warriors Reporting for Duty.  This funded project put books in the hands of our Warriors, providing essential resources for the kids to satisfy the first goal of the club -- to encourage thought & dialogue about Climate Change.  The kids created "Did You Know . . ." posters, now adorning the walls of Stevens.  It is uplifting to see the many, many students (and adults!) pausing to read and ponder the information as they move around the building.  We can't address Climate Change, if we aren't thinking and talking about it.

     

    Our next goals involve a myriad of tasks including increased recycling opportunities of harder to recycle items (i.e. colored markers, water filters & toothbrushes), a water bottle exchange (to reduce reliance on new plastic bottles), two separate student led videos, investigation of solar panel installation, a recurring student authored article appearing in the Stevens Speak (which will hopefully lead to a GTCC page on the school website) and a beach clean-up coming this spring.  All these initiatives are student inspired, student investigated and student led.

     

    How can you help?  First and foremost – TALK about and investigate climate change within your own family & friends.  Second, participate in our plastic water bottle exchange & school recycling program for colored markers, water filters & toothbrushes – donations from home are encouraged & can be dropped off in the clearly marked boxes outside the school office.  Third, talk to a GTCC member & read our future communications to see what you can do to support our efforts at school and/or initiatives you can take on yourself.

     

    Thank you for your strong support, words of encouragement, and belief that we can make a difference.  The energy, devotion & determination the kids bring to club each and every week is inspiring.  We are in good hands!

     

    Tanya Kamila

    GTCC Facilitator

    tkkamila@seattleschools.org