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Students celebrate green living in B'ville

Fifth-graders from Elden and Palmer elementary schools collaborated on green living projects this school year to learn about the best practices and methods for protecting the environment. On June 3, they spent the morning together to share their research and knowledge in a celebration of green living.

During the year, students worked in groups learning how to use a variety of resources for research including online resources. They pooled their knowledge to create public service announcements to show how to adopt a green solution. During their celebration, the fifth-graders watched the PSAs they had made. The project incorporated the fifth-grade science, social studies, English and library curriculums.

The highlight of the celebration took place on the district's marching band field. Teachers assembled the students in the shape of the number 350, which scientists say is the safe limit, in parts per million, for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Currently the atmosphere's number is 392, well above the safe limit. A staff member snapped a photo, which is now on 350.org, a website devoted to uniting communities around the world in solving global warming.

Fifth-graders from Elden Elementary School and Palmer Elementary School pose in the shape of the number 350, which is the safe limit of carbon dioxide, in parts per million, for the atmosphere.

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