Current YES! Teams


2017-2108 YES! Teams

If you want to join this great network of YES! teams for the 2017-2018 season, contact us at sayyes@youthenergysummit.org!

 

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC)
  • Installing energy efficient hand dryers in the middle school bathrooms
Carlton
  • Climate convening
  • Recycling district wide
  • Food waste education and monitoring in the cafeteria
  • Rebuilding their school garden
Discovery Woods Montessori (Brainerd)
  • Collecting data on food waste in the lunchroom
  • Looking at ways to more energy efficient and cost effective lighting in the school library
Forest Lake
  • Planning a movie night to show “Before the Flood”
  • Arranged to have a share table at lunch to reduce food waste
Glencoe-Silver Lake
  • Planning a winter conference about solar and auto design
  • Building a portable solar charging station
  • Designing and building supermileage vehicles
  • Designing and building a solar boat
Hutchinson
  • Building another tiny home!
Lac qui Parle Valley
  • Continuing to plant and harvest in their deep winter green house
Mankato West
  • Hosted a showing of An Inconvenient Truth along with a discussion
  • Looking at the schools wind turbine to get it up and running
Melrose
  • Selling LED light bulbs provided by their local utility for a Watts and Drops Fundraiser
  • Investigating switching out old power strips in their school for energy efficient smart strips
Moorhead – Youth Educational Services– NEW Team in 2017-2018
  • Planning a fundraising event
  • Researching ways they can make an impact at the College Campus where they have class
New London-Spicer Middle School
  • Installing energy efficient hand dryers in the bathrooms
  • Continuing to plant and harvest in their deep winter green house
New London-Spicer High School – NEW Team in 2017-2018
  • Continue aquatic invasive species survey this summer on local lakes
  • Planning a youth climate convening for their community with Climate Generation to take place in collaboration with a local earth day celebration
  • Educating peers on aquatic invasive species
New Prague ALC
  • Installed rain barrels
  • Created pollinator gardens at the school
  • Planted apple trees
  • Installed compost bins
  • Created playscape equipment for the Ney Nature Center
  • Created 2 mobile kitchens
  • Participated in a milk carton contest
  • Applied for Scott County, WE, and McKnight Foundation grant funds
  • Installed 3 indoor garden boxes
  • Built 2 outdoor garden boxes
  • Installed recycling and compost bins
  • Created a sign for the playscape equipment
  • Used up-cycled pallets to build a workbench
New Ulm
  • Improving the signage on hallway recycling bins
  • Collecting classroom recycling each Friday and sorting out non-recyclables
  • Making sure waste and recyclables get in the correct receptacles in the cafeteria
  • Creating posters and other graphics to help students know what can be put on the “share table” as well as what to do with milk cartons for recycling

  • Developing food preference surveys to give to all students as a way to help reduce waste in the cafeteria

Northern Lights Community School (Warba)
  • Climate convening
  • Raising trout in the classroom for release in an area stream
  • Water quality monitoring of the trout stream
  • School garden/greenhouse planting
  • Waste monitoring and education of the student body
ROCORI (Cold Spring/Richmond)
  • Investigating solar panels for their school courtyard
  • Continuing school wide recycling
Royalton
  • Creating a new recycling system for our school. We recently almost doubled the size of our school structure and are now in the process of redesigning our recycling system.
  • Creating a natural area for students to study a variety of native and non native plant types.
  • Planning an overnight trip to deep portage near where will look at alternative energy designs, do project planning and participate in winter survival activities.
  • Our midwinter activity will be an ice fishing trip to an area lake.
Sartell-St. Stephen Middle School
  • Creating peer educational lessons
  • Linking peer educational lessons for other schools via a website designed by students
  • Trying to lobby for bulk milk in the lunch room to replace paper cartons
  • Paper waste reduction in the classrooms
Sleepy Eye (Public and St. Mary’s)
  • Setting up the park for the LED holiday lights display
  • River monitoring through the River Watch Program
  • Updating the outdoor security lighting to energy efficient fixtures and LED lighting
  • Creating a pollinator garden at a local apartment complex
Springfield
  • Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Christmas light collection
  • Placing recycling bins for plastics in the hallways, computer labs, and common areas
Staples-Pillager-MotleyNEW Team in 2017-2018
Virginia
  • Continuing the composting project with the school food waste
  • Shoreline restoration on Silver Lake
  • Storm water education in the community
 Westbrook-Walnut Grove
  • Hosting a Black Out Day at their school
  • ollecting and recycling holiday lights
  • Installing a rain garden
  • Building a Surrey Bike to transport students between school campuses
Wrenshall
  • Building a recycling center for local community
  • Building a solar boat for the regatta this spring
  • Building a solar car for the high mileage competition
Yellow Medicine East
  • Continuing last year’s project of installing hydration stations outside their gym
  • Secured matching funds from the Health and Wellness Center
  • Selling homemade ice cream to school students before the holiday break
  • Designing an educational sign for their community garden for all to read
  • Researching starting a solar garden in their community for the school and other community members.

4H Pilot Team – NEW Team in 2017-2018

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