Green Team Behind the Scenes

Every day the Green Team interns work through out the building helping not only the schools environment, but also the environment in general. Their jobs can consist of working in the back room of the library sorting chip bags, mixing compost water for watering plants, and supervising the lunch recycling system in the dining hall.

 

Sophomore Ben Shlegel sorts chip bags based on specific brands whose bags have different kinds of plastics.  This is a critical step that has to be done before throwing away the chip bags. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ben Shlegel sorts chip bags based on specific brands whose bags have different kinds of plastics. This is a critical step that has to be done before throwing away the chip bags. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A blue bin has all the unsorted chip bags that are thrown away at lunch. Some are used for terracycling, while some are put in the dumpsters. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A blue bin has all the unsorted chip bags that are thrown away at lunch. Some are used for terracycling, while some are put in the dumpsters. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The blue bin consists of chip bags that have yet to be sorted. The light green bins are the bins with the sorted chip bags. One bin is for markers and writing utensils, the second is for chip bags that have a slick plastic covers and the third one is for chip bags with a matte cover. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The blue bin consists of chip bags that have yet to be sorted. The light green bins are the bins with the sorted chip bags. One bin is for markers and writing utensils, the second is for chip bags that have a slick plastic covers and the third one is for chip bags with a matte cover. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shlegel does his next task by mixing compost water. Compost water is food that turned into dirt over time and water. This water is used to water the plants throughout the building. These large containers have to be filled and mixed about 2-3 times a week. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shlegel does his next task by mixing compost water. Compost water is food that turned into dirt over time and water. This water is used to water the plants throughout the building. These large containers have to be filled and mixed about 2-3 times a week. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The compost water is mixed together. By the end of the week the water eventually evaporates and is filled again to the top. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The compost water is mixed together. By the end of the week the water eventually evaporates and is filled again to the top. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Junior Teddy Economo and senior Ellie Zwart water one of the plants by the guidance office on the second floor with the compost water. Zwart and Economo are both interns of the Green Team. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo and senior Ellie Zwart water one of the plants by the guidance office on the second floor with the compost water. Zwart and Economo are both interns of the Green Team. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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