♻️Meet the PHS Health & Wellness Green Team Members ♻️ Stephanie Chorney, Parent Edward Cohen, Supervisor, Science PreK-12 Margarida Cruz, Nurse Kristina Donovan, Supervisor, School Counseling Brian Dzbenski, Supervisor, Health & Physical Education and Athletics Kristina Hayda, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science Teacher Sandy Moskovitz, Parent Patrick Noone, Physical Education Teacher Kyle Pugliese, School Counselor Steffanie Shoop, Biology Teacher Eli Tsonkova, Technical Support Assistant Jared Warren, Assistant Principal
The HWGT provides a framework and forum for ongoing wellness and sustainability discussions on topics such as nutrition, school lunches, wellness, green cleaning, and reducing pesticide usage. ♻️ Any Qs or if you want to be more involved contact ♻️ Sandy ~ firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie ~email@example.com
This Week’s Sustainability Tip: Easy Green Resolutions
Happy 2019! The beginning of a new year is a great time to set some simple goals to help you and your family lead a more sustainable life. Consider the following:
Pack a smarter lunch by omitting disposable sandwich bags and trying reusable sandwich bags and containers.If you participate in Princeton’s curbside compost program, bring home your leftovers to compost. **Please note that this program will be going on hiatus after the January 30thpick-up.** Grocery shop responsibly by bringing your own bags.Some stores provide a small rebate when you use your own bags. If you do take plastic bags, remember to recycle them at McCaffrey’s, Whole Foods, or Shop Rite. Do not place plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin.Clean, unwanted paper bags can go in the recycling or can be used to line your compost bin. Change the way you sip by replacing plastic straws with reusable glass, stainless steel, or silicone ones instead.It’s estimated that Americans use more than 500 million straws every day; thousands of those end up polluting our oceans and harming marine life. Replace paper towels with reusable and washable cotton or microfiber ones. Believe in the power of water bottles.There are dozens of styles of reusable water bottles available, so avoid single use plastic bottles by switching to glass or stainless steel, which are healthier options than plastic.
The reusable products mentioned above are available in town at stores like Green Design, Whole Earth, ACE Hardware, and Whole Foods, as well as from many online suppliers. Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and green 2019!
Students/staff may now compostONLY food scraps.Please advise your students that soiled napkins and paper plates are no longer compostable.
Please also note that the town of Princeton has temporarily suspended its curbside composting program as of January 30, 2019.
Thank you for your help in making PHS a more sustainable place to learn.
♻️ Bring items to the event in reusable bags. Try to avoid using plastic bags as they cannot be placed in regular recycling bins (you can take bags to McCaffrey’s/Whole Foods/Shop Rite for recycling. ♻️If your event includes decorations, opt for ones that can be used again or made by hand with recycled materials.