Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce: We have a zero-trash lunch policy, in which parents are expected to pack their children’s lunches in reusable containers.
Reuse: Many thing at home, like paper towel rolls or plastic containers, can be re-purposed into so many things in a preschool classroom.
Recycle: Our school has a receptacle for glass, aluminum, plastic and paper.
The majority of furniture purchased by Abigail Adams Preschool is chosen because it is made out of solid wood, sustainably harvested from managed farms – not from intact forests.
Abigail Adams Preschool classrooms are filled with natural light, and we use energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs.
Our school uses low-flow toilets, which have better efficiency and less water use than standard fixtures.
We are inspired to be green in the classroom. Creative use of everyday materials set an example of environmental conscientiousness as we make artistic projects at school.
Use Earth-Friendly Paper Products
Conservation of precious forest resources is fundamental to a healthy planet but the painful fact is that 60% of paper in US is still not recycled. So Abigail Adams Preschool is dedicated to using recycled paper whenever possible- and when we’re finished with it- we’ll recycle it!
Abigail Adams Preschool has an emphasis on the Earth and teaching children about sustainability at a young age. Gardening gives our entire school an opportunity to engage in healthy, though sometimes messy, fun while enjoying the outdoors.