GreenPEAS meeting: Friday, November 6, 2009 @ 9AM
Attendees: Chris Shelton, Julia Erickson, Susan Higa, Jenn Mack, Suzie Fowle, Angela Vuaginaux, Corey Sprague
We consider many issues related to health in one way or another: food and cleaning. Of course, each change and innovation goes through several stages of approval, because it is necessary to make sure that, for example, the food will be balanced and tasty, and the landscaping of the territory will have an information base, which top writing service helps in compiling.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 10 @ 2:15pm at Muddy Brook School, conference room B
Community outreach & sharing of best practices
|MB Principal||Garth Story||Corey Sprague|
|Healthy Eating Committee||Beryl Jolly, Susan Bronson||Suzie Fowle|
|MB Phys Ed||Kristen Flynn, Jessica Wilcox||Corey Sprague|
|K Kids||Cathy Finkle||Susan Higa|
|MB food services||Kathy Sullivan||Chris Shelton, Kristen Ryel|
|Project Sprout/Native||Mike Powell||Jenn Mack, Angela Vuagniaux|
|Green Barrington||Deb Phillips||Suzie Fowle|
|Berkshire Grown/Slow Food||Barbara Zeutland (Slow Food: Don Palumbo)||Julia Erickson|
|CET||Cynthia Grippaldi||Suzie Fowle|
|CoOp/Guidos||Guidos: Rick ??||Susan Higa|
|Green Berkshires, Inc.||Eleanor Tillinghast|
Main Areas of Focus for ‘09
1. Revisit school wellness policy as it relates to cafeteria and recess. Subsequently address food choices, cafeteria products, recycling & composting, etc.
2. Cleaning the school – greening up the cleaning supplies.
Chris Shelton to talk with Steve Soule to get idling sign reposted in front of school
Suzie Fowle to talk with GB town manager re:idling. If interest from town and school admin, maybe this can go into the classrooms as part of the curriculum?
All GreenPEAS liaisons to reach out to their various contacts. Let them know of our existence (Angela will draft a suggested one pager) and find out how we might be able to leverage the work already being done. Let the information sharing begin!
Links of various green organizations, green sites to be sent to Chris Shelton/Gretchen Ball for posting in GreenPEAS section of PTA website.
Corey to set up a meeting with Garth Story re: the school’s wellness policy and what can be done to update/restart wellness initiatives.
Upcoming Green Events of Note:
Holiday Farmers Market – November 21 from 9-1 at the Great Barrington Old Fire Station on Castle Street.
Slow Food Movie Night – December 4, 5, 6 at the Stagecoach Tavern in Sheffield -54 South Undermountain Rd (rte. 41) – For more info check out: http://www.freshthemovie.com/ see event details under “Watch Fresh – Fresh Screenings”