• NBS Environmental Awareness Committee

    This year, the committee plans to (1) Place waste sorting stations in the lunchroom, as well as in the pods school-wide, (2) Partner with Cuba Township Pantry to collect and donate uneaten food, (3) Place a "Green Corner" in the PTO newsletter, and (4) Celebrate Earth Week. A Sign Up Genius will be circulated for volunteers at the lunchroom waste sorting stations. 
     
    For more information or to get involved, please email us at gogreennbscolts@gmail.com 
     

    Green Committee has Weekly Newsletters, click here for our latest news!

     
    May, 2017
    Green Corner news: Thank you to the entire NBS community, including Principal Johnson, all of the students, teachers, staff, PTO Executive Board, volunteers and all parents! As a result of our new recycling initiative at NBS, we were able to keep out of landfill 9,105 pounds of waste! Please click here for more details!

     

    2016-2017 school year--NBS recycling

    LUNCH RECYCLING

    in pounds

    Liquids (entire school year)

    3,480

    Recycling (average based on audits)(entire school year)

    1,566

    Food Scrap Collection (started April, 2017-May, 2017)

    1,835

    Walk on Farm (carrots and apples)(Nov. -March)

    540

    plastic zip lock bags from lunches

    85

    landfill (average based on audits)

    2,384

    Food recovery (Cuba Township pantry)

    903

    Chip bags (Jan.-May)

    19

    Gogo squeez pouches (entire school year)

    68

    Blessings in Backpack

    90

    Recovered Milk (spring break)

    169

    Sub-total (not including landfill)

    8,754

    Sub-total 2 (if kept pre-recycling system)

    11,138

    Reduction in waste due to new NBS lunch recycling program

    65%

    Food Recovered (total)

    1,612

    Number of volunteers

    35

    Additional Recycling

     

    Batteries

    98

    Holiday lights

    55

    Plastic bags (2017 Plastic bag challenge)

    198

    Crayons (not finalized as waiting for end of school year)

    TBD

    Markers (not finalized as waiting for end of school year)

    TBD

    TOTAL (pounds kept out of landfill)

    9,105

     

    Guidelines on Recycling and Refuse Services 

    **Please note that even though NBS is located in North Barrington, its current solid waste provider is GROOT as GROOT is the current provider for the entire 220 school district.

    A couple of quick references for Barrington area residents (zip code 60010):
    If your residential Waste Management Company is

    Here is an interactive and educational link on recycling that might also be fun to do with your children:
    http://www.groot.com/waste-management-chicago/recycling-facts 

    Should you have any specific questions, feel free to email us at gogreennbscolts@gmail.com