Here’s what we’ve been up to:
People’s Climate March- September 21st
The People’s Climate March was the biggest climate demonstration in all of history, strategically planned to take place two days before the 2014 Climate Summit at the UN in New York City. A group from Saint Ann’s joined a 400,000 strong mass in Manhattan to participate in this momentous occasion. Those who were not able to come to The March attended 2,646 affiliated rallies in 162 countries around the world.
Divestment Meeting- November 3rd
In early November Green Team hosted a divestment meeting with Vince and three members of the Saint Ann’s board of finance. Many important points were brought up pertaining to divestiture from fossil fuels and how it would affect our school and community. Some of the pros and cons were; teacher’s pay and student financial aid fluctuations as well as the effort students have put into researching it, campaigning for the movement and their dedication to this cause. A follow up meeting is being planned. Like the first, all those who are interested are welcome to join.
Gowanus Canal- November 7th
Many people in the Saint Ann’s community live in close proximity to the Gowanus Canal while they still are unaware of its significance. This body of water is one of the Nation’s most horrendous waste sites and in 2010 was deemed a SuperFund site. Five hundred and six million dollars have been put aside for this project due for completion in 2022. Green Team took this opportunity to go on a spontaneous exploration of the Gowanus Canal. We learned and saw many awesome things, such as; porous sidewalks, vertical gardens, artificial chimney sweep nests, sponge parks and so much more.