Earth Week

  • WHEN: April 20th - 24th, 2020 (Details will be posted at a future time)
    Go Green, Inside and Out: Promoting Health, Fitness and the Environment. MES doesn’t celebrate the Earth for only one day, we make a week out of it! In the past, events have included educational programs from the Botanical Gardens, Trees Atlanta, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed, and the Georgia Tech Bee Genetics Department. The SWAG committee coordinates activities for every grade in the school as well as a kick off picnic the Friday before.
    2019 Theme: The Sustainability, Wellness, and Garden (SWAG) committee is delighted to present Earth Week 2019. This year's focus is on becoming a Zero Toxic + Zero Waste school! Compost Now will help MES offer a Zero Toxic + Zero Waste Lunch and will return our waste as soil for the garden. Students will also experience a special enrichment activity on Zero Toxic Cleaning in the classroom and practice energy conservation with a Jr. SWAG-led blackout hour. Finally, we'll be helping our community to recycle hard-to-recycle items by asking families to bring in old shoes and plastic film, bags, and packaging. To learn more visit the MES Zero Toxic + Zero Waste website!
    PTA Earth Week Co-Chair:
Zero Toxic Waste
  • We are super excited to announce that Morningside has been selected as a pilot school to participate in composting within APS! Along with Mary Lin, we will be composting for Earth Week (April 15-19) and partnering with Compost Now. Our kids will truly get to experience a Zero Waste lunch by diverting hundreds of pounds of waste from landfills and instead turning it into nutrient rich soil. Come be part of the magic!! You won’t have to handle any garbage, we just need a few parent volunteers at each lunch period to help the kids put waste in the appropriate place. We may even be featured in the AJC! Here is a link to the signup: