Monthly Archives: November 2011

Greenfox Newsletter

Greenfox Newsletter
November 2011
In This Issue
Donate
A Word from Will
Sarah’s Scoop
Karl’s Take

Greetings!

In this season of giving thanks, we at Greenfox Schools would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support. Greenfox has had a great year working with students across Cambridge and helping to instill in them the value of protecting and understanding our environment.

This month’s newsletter focuses on the importance of sustainability and the programs we run with fresh perspectives from our program director and teaching interns. These individuals make a difference each week in the lives of children around Cambridge and in the articles that follow, they share those perspectives with you.
A Word from Will Nguyen
Greenfox fall programming is in full gear as we move past the halfway mark for classes. We have currently covered all 5 categories in the Greenfox5 model, including lessons around the water cycle (Greenspace), organic gardening and composting (Food / Waste), recycled paper (Products) and solar / wind power (Energy). Sustainability is our future and these programs provide a unique opportunity to connect it on a fundamental level with our children, who will be the ones that will be our future.

Karl Daruwala and Sarah Stickney have been outstanding Teaching Interns and their full thoughts on the program will be listed in more detail in this newsletter. I’m excited to be working with such an amazing team here at Greenfox and we will finish the semester strong. Stay tuned for more updates!

Sarah’s Scoop
I’ve had a wonderful experience helping with the Greenfox after-school programs this fall. I have been working with a class of six kids at the King Amigos School near Central Square in Cambridge, and we’ve been able to teach most of our classes outside in the City Sprouts garden. Highlights include turning the compost (the kids were really excited about it!), making and hanging pollution catchers, creating water cycle models, and making recycled paper. All of the kids are smart and engaged, and it feels great to be teaching them interesting and useful environmental concepts. I think the Greenfox programs are making a big impact in Cambridge public schools!

Karl’s Take
I’ve had a wonderful experience helping with the Greenfox after school programs this fall. I have been working with a class of six kids at the King Amigos School near Central Square in Cambridge, and we’ve been able to teach most of our classes outside in the City Sprouts garden. Highlights include turning the compost (the kids were really excited about it!), making and hanging pollution catchers, creating water cycle models, and making recycled paper. All of the kids are smart and engaged, and it feels great to be teaching them interesting and useful environmental concepts. I think the Greenfox programs are making a big impact in Cambridge public schools!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving that you enjoyed our newsletter this month. Visit our website and Facebook page to learn more about our programs and the way they are impacting students across Cambridge each day. Stay warm and think green as we head into the holiday season!

All the best,

Ashlee

Ashlee Dahlberg
Greenfox Schools Director
amd@greenfoxschools.com

Nature Mill Adding New Line of Composters

Nature Mill will be launching their new line of composters. We look forward to see what changes have been made. We still have about a dozen of the Nature Mill Plus XE composters in stock. The Nature Mill Plus XE is an excellent value.naturemill indoor electric composter

Naturemill Indoor Composter

The Nature Mill Plus XE features:

NEW: Energy Save Mode reduces composting energy consumption by 75%
Fully automatic and odor free
Indoor or outdoor use, even in cold weather, rain, or snow
Add food waste any time, any day, up to 120 lbs per month
All NatureMill composters can compost pet waste, kitty litter, and cage beddings.
Compost is ready every 2 weeks
Replace filter every 5-7 years
WARRANTY: 1 year

Vegware Sponsors Global Green Conference

Global Green USA held a conference in NYC on a Coalition for Resource Recovery. The opportunity is to find ways to affect the 15,000 tons of waste send to landfills each day. This is an annual cost of 450 million dollars. Vegware sponsored this two day event for concerned companies and scientists.

Vegware is a leading manufacturer of completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging. They recently added compostable 65 gallon bags to their line of over 80 items. Vegware is certified by Cedar Grove, OK Compost & Den Certo and Compostable Traceability Certification Program. Vegware is made from virgin vegetables and from a sustainable forest.

At Clover You Eat On Vegware

The special eating place called Clover in Harvard Square is fully supplied by Vegware. Vegware manufactures completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging. Clover is a unique setting to grab a cup of coffee, soup, or have a meal. The pace is calming, the service excellent. The place is abuzz with good feelings.

Clover composts nearly everything including food waste generated in making the food, coffee grounds, and post consumer food waste including the Vegware. Vegware is made from virgin vegetables or from a sustainable forest. Vegware is completely compostable.

Vegware a Sponsor at Fire and Flannel

Vegware recently was a sponsor at the Fire and Flannel event held in South Hamilton. Showing off their 80 completely compostable cutlery, tableware, and takeout packaging items during the event. The event was sold out even on a very chilly evening.

Three bands kept the music flowing over the course of the three our food and drink affair. In addition to Vegware, the other sponsors included Taza Chocolate, The Food Project, Maitland Mountain Farm, Chankge is Simple, Valley View Farm, Verterra, Ipswich Ale, Apple Street Farm, First Light Farm, NECR, The Gravel Project, QWIll, Privateer, and the Organic Sound Project.