Earth Week

Earth Week

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, the PTA Green Team invites your family to participate in Reduce/Reuse/Recycle activities, one for each day of the week, starting April 22. It’s a chance for the Bowman community to think about all the ways our actions and decisions to dispose of or create waste can impact our planet. We hope you can find multiple ways to participate!

  • Marker Monday: Recycle old markers by bringing them to your class, to be collected by Mr. Curhan’s students. (The second graders collect the markers from classrooms and follow it with a math exercise; they are excited about it!) Recycle old pens, mechanical pencils, and empty plastic tape dispensers by dropping them off at three possible locations:
    1. in the bin in the Bowman lobby;
    2. at the side door in the morning, if you’re a walker/bus rider (a volunteer will collect your recyclables);
    3. at morning rolling car drop-off (as usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time! We’ll have volunteers on hand to help collect your recyclables.) We’ll send your recyclables to Terracycle.
  • Textile Tuesday: Repurpose old clothing, linens, shoes, even stuffed animals! Drop off textiles in the Bay State Textiles bin in the front parking lot. (Accepted items must be bagged.) Bowman gets $ for every ton donated! We’ll also have volunteers on hand at morning rolling car drop-off to help collect your recyclables. As usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time!
  • Walking Wednesday: Reduce your fuel usage by walking or biking to school (and get some exercise and fresh air!).
  • Throwback Thursday: Recycle plastic bags and plastic film, including bread bags, dry cleaning bags, and more! Drop off your clean and dry bags at three possible locations:
    1. in the bin in the Bowman lobby;
    2. at the side door in the morning, if you’re a walker/bus rider (a volunteer will collect your recyclables);
    3. at morning rolling car drop-off  (as usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time! We’ll have volunteers on hand to help collect your recyclables.)
  • Food Container Friday: Reuse – Bring your snack, lunch, and/or drink in reusable containers. Challenge yourself to avoid plastic bags or packaging.