Reprinted with permission from dirt magazine
Fifty percent of schools reported they had a garden.
Forty-one percent said they either had or anticipated putting in a rain garden or rain barrels.
Twenty-eight percent talked about composting; either they were doing it or were trying to figure out how to do it.
“It is our goal to compost for our garden. But we need to research this further, as we do not want to attract bears,” said Upper Greenwood Lake School.
Twenty-two percent said they had low flush toilets or water faucets that automatically shut off.
Warwick Valley High School said they had installed water pedals in the kitchen. Cedar Mountain Primary School reported they put in metering faucets in 42 bathrooms.
Nine percent of the schools mentioned the work of the PTO or PTA in getting gardens going and recycling plastic.
Greenest School Districts
Vernon Township, NJ
West Milford, NJ
Sussex Wantage, NJ
Park Avenue Elementary, Warwick
Sanfordville Elementary, Warwick
Warwick Valley High School
Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary, Hewitt, NJ
Rolling Hills Primary, Vernon, NJ
Round Hill Elementary,
Vernon Township High School
Warwick Valley Middle School , Warwick
Sapphire Elementary, Harriman
Fields of Green Montessori, Vernon, NJ
Bellvale School, Chester