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WSSD Sustainability Committee
 
 
The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Sustainability Committee recognizes the importance of protecting the natural environment to ensure a healthy and viable future for our children.

Toward that end, the Sustainability Committee seeks to:
1) Identify and recommend ways the District can use resources more efficiently
2) Promote and help coordinate sustainable practices throughout the District
3) Support K-12 sustainability and environmental education initiatives

The Sustainability Committee is committed to measuring the District's progress towards these goals and reporting results to the community it serves.
 
 
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PANTHERS FOR PANELS:  HELP STRATH HAVEN GO SOLAR!! 
 
 
Just in time for Earth Day, the Sustainability Committee is Pleased to announce that the GoFundMe site for Panthers for Panels is up and running.
Privately raised funds will go towards installing 23 solar panels and an exhibit on solar energy. No School District funds will be used on this project  
 
 Panther Pit with Solar Panels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Zach Rufo Garden Planting and Clean Up
 
COME THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, FROM 10AM TO 12PM.  STAY FOR THE ENTIRE TIME OR SOME OF THE TIME....IT IS UP TO YOU!!  ZACH RUFO HABITAT GARDEN IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE FOOTBALL FIELD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL......IT FACES THE COPPLES LANE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WALLINGFORD ELEMENTARY NEEDS BOTTLECAPS!!
PLEASE DONATE TO WALLINGFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
WE ARE USING THESE TO MAKE RECYCLABLE STEPPING STONES FOR THE ZACH RUFO HABITAT GARDEN.
 
ANY CAPS WILL DO :)
 
GIVE DIRECTLY TO WALLINGFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR TO BRIAN WARD AT STRATH HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SRS received an $1,000 grant from the Swarthmore centennial foundation to start a composting pilot in hopes to establish a process for the entire school district to adopt next fall. Below, fourth graders Nathaniel, Olivia and Ryan stand next to outdoor collection bin.
 
 Composting at SRS
 
 
Below: WES fifth graders annually trek to Crum Creek to test for water quality.
 water testing  water testing
 
Crum Creek
 
 In addition to collecting observational data about the presence of species that indicate water quality, students complete testing for pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, temperature, phosphates, etc.
 
 
 
NPE Conservation Club
 
 NPE Conservation Clubbers love getting outdoors for an activity, book reading, or snack.
 


 
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