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In an effort to seed a greener future for our students and families, several of our parents have created the Green Seed of the Week. Every week we will share a simple sustainability tip for folks to consider and implement as a collective practice to ensure a safer and healthier future for our children, our families and our planet.

This site will also act as an archive for all our forthcoming environmental tips, so bookmark this page and check back every week. If you have any questions, ideas or would like to contribute to our green discussions, please contact Rachana at rachanas@q300pta.org.


Stop N’ Swap @ Q300 Lower Division (6/10/2023)

Stop ‘N’ Swaps (https://www.grownyc.org/swap) are free community events where the public’s invited to bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The Q300 Green Team is bringing the Stop N’ […]



Healthy Vision Month: Eyeglasses Recycle Program 2023 (deadline on 5/31/2023)

In recognition of May as Healthy Vision Month, the Q300 Wellness Council, UD & LD Student Councils, and the Q300 Green Team are leading a collection of used prescription eyeglasses (for kids, adults, all ages). These will be donated to Lions Club International, who lead an initiative to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of […]



Plastic-Free Lunch Day (11/2/2022)

Green Team has shared this resource about Plastic-Free Lunch Day, organized by Cafeteria Culture (https://www.cafeteriaculture.org). ‚ÄčOn Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Cafeteria Culture and the Urban School Food Alliance join forces to present the first ever Plastic Free Lunch Day (PFLD) USA, a nationwide initiative to reduce plastic foodware and packaging in school cafeterias across the […]



Curbside Composting Information Session for Q300 PTA (10/14/2022)

Rachana Shah from Common Ground Compost (and Q300 parent) and Kelly McCabe, Curbside Composting Outreach Associate at Big Reuse, hosted an information session on the NYC’s curbside compositing service that started on Monday, October 3, 2022. More information on the curbside composting can be found at the NYC Department of Sanitation’s website at https://nyc.gov/CurbsideComposting. You […]



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, April 12, 2022

Listen to, read about and support women fighting for our planet. Find out more about Rachel Carson, Eunice Newton Foote and Vandana Shiva: https://www.rachelcarson.org https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/happy-200th-birthday-eunice-foote-hidden-climate-science-pioneer https://vandanashivamovie.com/vandana-shiva/about-vandana-shiva/



Randall’s Island Park Alliance Tree Planting event (5/14/2022)

In recognition of Earth Week 2022, Q300’s Green Team has organized a Tree Seedling Planting Day in collaboration with Randall’s Island Park Alliance on Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 10am for our Q300 community. We invite Q300 families, teachers and staff to sign up with the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBLRDGrWiHiiX-7I_dkWtD3VinAPu3F66sweCYZB1kAe0vew/viewform. The Park Alliance will give a […]



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, April 5, 2022

Consider using recyclable cardboard eggs this holiday season.



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 22, 2022

Use kitchen towels, dishtowels and rags instead of paper towels.



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 15, 2022

Set aside your food scraps for composting.



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 8, 2022

Get a reusable or permanent liquid soap dispenser.



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 1, 2022

Support Black leaders in the fight for climate justice. We skipped the Green Seed last week due to the holiday, so this week’s Seed honors both climate justice and racial justice in honor of Black History Month. Here are the links from above in clickable format: Sharon Lavigne: https://bit.ly/3st4gfW Dianna Rose: https://www.chaecorp.com | https://www.gofundme.com/f/essential-kitchen-community-space Doria […]



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, February 15, 2022

Take action by writing a message or drawing a picture As the crisis continues to worsen, kids and families need ways to take action together and demand the climate justice funding NY needs! Here are instructions for a simple at-home activity (letter writing/drawing and social media), calling on Speaker Heastie and Leader Stewart-Cousins to include […]



Green Seed of the Week: Tue, February 8, 2022

Seal drafty windows & doors with plastic film or foam insulation



Green Seed of the Week: Mon, February 7, 2022

Switch to reusable bottles for water, coffee, or other beverages



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