Eva Gordon Elementary - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Going Green Mississippi Champion : 7th Place Winner

Eco-Friendly Activity Center

Eco-Friendly Activity Center

List Expenses:

  • Recycling Bins
  • Equipment Rental
  • Labor
  • Plants and Garden Bed Materials
  • Water Feature Items
  • Sprinkler Supplies

So far, we have spent approximately $12,500.

Type of Project (Air, Land, Water, waste or energy efficiency):


Description of Project:

Eva Gordon Elementary's project started when school started with recycling plastics, aluminum products, and newspapers.

As the year progressed, recycling continued and the outdoor classroom began to take shape as garden areas were added.  Refurbishing the playground area is the final project to be started.  All three projects are ongoing.

Name of Group:

Eva Gordon Elementary

Number of Persons in Group:


List the Goals of the Group Project:

Eva Gordon Elementary plans to impact the local community through its Pre-K to 3rd grade students and their families by recycling, going green, learning about renewable resources, and staying physically fit, which will lead them into establishing a safe, natural environment as future citizens and workers.

Additional Information on your project (Optional):

As Eva Gordon's recycling and gardening projects were promoted in the community, the word spread and parents and community people began to come to the school to see what help was needed.  In March a "Green Team" from Tigard High School in Portland, Oregon, came to Magnolia during Oregon's spring break, and the team taught recycling to the K-3 students.  Trees and gardens have been planted; the recycling center has been fully implemented.

What are the benefits of your Project:

Eva Gordon Elementary committee believes that by teaching the young children about taking care of the environment, they will continue as they grow and influence their own families and communities.

What have you learned from your Project:

The children and adults have become accustomed to recycling and learning about going-green.  They have learned about wellness, safety, environmental concerns, and conservation issues.

List Materials Used:

    • Recycling Bins
    • Blocks
    • Arbors
    • Soil
    • Mulch
    • Plants
    • Trees
    • Water Feature
    • Pump
    • Benches
    • Irrigation System
    • Birdhouses
    • Feeders
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